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2014-10-14 08:20:33

DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), analysis of thefts of 2013 model year vehicles provides good news for consumers who are upgrading from their older models in favor of a new set of wheels. According to data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), thefts of 2013 models through June of this year totaled 34,610. That represents under 5 percent of the nearly 724,000 total thefts for all...

2014-10-02 08:20:32

NICB launches new series to highlight growing trend in "financial fraud" auto theft DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forget hot-wiring. As new technology makes it harder to steal cars the old-fashioned way, today's thieves are using more sophisticated "white-collar" methods to get their hands on a set of wheels, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149815 The NICB and its law enforcement partners report...

2014-09-15 12:20:58

Event Recognizes IASIU's 30th Anniversary GREENBORO, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe Wehrle, addresses the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) during its annual training seminar today in Greensboro. In his remarks to the 700 in attendance, Wehrle will place special focus on emerging vehicle theft scams that utilize vehicle financing schemes and counterfeit...

2014-09-11 08:20:24

California and Florida Round Out the Top Three States DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As revealed in a new report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), pickup trucks are a popular choice for both personal and work use, and given their wide range of applications and utility, they have become a favorite target by vehicle thieves as well. Between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013, 9,441 pickup trucks were reported stolen....

2014-08-18 08:20:47

A 50-50 Split between Domestic and Import DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2013. To view the multimedia assets associated...

2014-08-06 08:20:33

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news reports detailing the theft of personal items from locked cars by criminals using high-tech electronic devices may be alarming, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says car owners can take some steps to protect themselves. The key-less entry feature on newer cars is a popular advancement that lets drivers unlock their cars with the simple click of a button on a key fob using radio frequency transmission. The...

2014-06-26 08:20:22

California Is Hotter Than Ever With Nine of 10 Top Spots DES PLAINES, Ill., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 1984, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has published annual reports--known today as Hot Spots--that examine vehicle theft at the national and local level. NICB was originally established in 1912 as the Automobile Protective and Information Bureau and the company focused exclusively on recovering stolen motor vehicles that were insured by its 11 member insurance...

2014-06-16 08:20:20

Ford Models Hold First, Second and Third Place DES PLAINES, Ill., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a new report that examines thefts of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) reported stolen between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013. The data was further refined with thefts of 2011, 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles only. Using those parameters, a total of 21,711 SUVs/CUVs were reported...

2014-06-09 08:20:33

Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki Are Top Stolen Brands DES PLAINES, Ill., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2013. A total of 45,367 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2013 compared with 46,601 reported stolen in 2012--a decrease of 1.5 percent. Since 2008, annual motorcycle thefts have seen significant decreases, but that trend appears to be leveling off. The following...

2014-05-22 08:20:27

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has produced new high definition videos showing some of the most common methods of staging motor vehicle accidents to defraud insurance companies. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:http://www.multivu.com/mnr/70506510-nicb-lapd-releases-updated-staged-insurance-fraud-accident-videos "Staged or...


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