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2010-12-08 11:24:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, today released its first Vehicle Theft Alert, which revealed that auto theft from car dealership lots has escalated over the past two months. Between September 21 and November 23, 2010, there have been at least 12 instances - in nine different states - of dealer lot theft foiled by the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. Those figures were...

2010-09-27 07:30:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, today announced LoJack for Classics, a stolen vehicle recovery system that is specially designed to meet the unique requirements of classic cars and help owners protect the investment they make in these one-of-a-kind vehicles. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

17.1 Percent Drop is Largest Annual Decline in Decades DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hot Wheels 2010, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's companion study to its popular Hot Spots auto theft report, examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2009. See the full report at www.nicb.org. For 2009, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were: 1. 1994...

2010-09-14 10:53:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- What: While the FBI's newly released 2009 Crime Statistics report indicates that the national vehicle theft rate is decreasing, LoJack Corporation cautions consumers that the national recovery rate is at its lowest point in 25 years. In fact, 43.2 percent of vehicles stolen in 2009 were never recovered, which amounts to 343,274 stolen vehicles that were never returned to their owners. LoJack, developer of the industry's most effective stolen...

2010-08-24 08:51:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It has been an extremely hot summer. And, for LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, it has been a summer of "hot" stolen vehicle recoveries across the country. The recoveries announced today featured the fraudulent use of credit cards, a car-jacking, a chop shop operation and a car targeted for parts. In these recoveries, LoJack's Radio Frequency technology--which operates even...

2010-07-15 09:48:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bender Enterprises Inc., a leading auto theft detection and prevention company, recently released a new handheld barcode VIN scanner (VINtrack-Live) to assist law enforcement in identifying stolen vehicles and wholesale car buyers in capturing the true identity and value of a vehicle. Mexican Federal authorities were testing this new technology at a check point just across the California border when the VINtrack software identified a stolen...

2010-07-12 08:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its 25th year of combating auto theft-related crimes in Michigan, H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is once again warning Michigan drivers to stay alert this summer, as warm weather can lead to increased opportunities for thieves. "As summer gets underway, drivers often carelessly give thieves easy access to personal property and vehicles," said Terri Miller, director of H.E.A.T. "Auto theft rates are highest in summer months, making...

2010-06-29 06:30:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This is the hottest season of the year for vehicle theft with July and August ranking as the highest months for theft. Moreover, the national rate of vehicles stolen and not recovered is at its highest point in more than 20 years, with sophisticated thieves making a big business out of vehicle theft. A full 43 percent of vehicles stolen in 2008 (latest FBI data) were never recovered, amounting to 411,444 stolen cars and trucks not...

2010-06-17 05:18:00

MANASSAS, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) reaffirms its call for state lawmakers to review and update gaps in laws that help perpetuate fraudulent car sales and related illicit activities. "The cash intensive nature of motor vehicle sales make them vulnerable to a number of criminal activities including money laundering, drug trafficking, automotive theft and fraud," says Michael E. Wilson, CEO of the Automotive Recyclers Association. "This is...

2010-06-10 08:39:00

IRVING, Texas, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vehicle thefts among Allstate insured Texans dropped 2.5 percent last year, but the cars being snapped off the street are heading farther south of the border--even overseas. That's why the state's second largest auto insurer and police are urging drivers to tag and track their vehicles. "More stolen vehicles are going as far as Guatemala and Honduras, even overseas, making them tougher to recover," said Sergeant Trinidad Salazar, with the...