According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), almost all of the United States’ car theft hot spots are in California. Continue Reading...
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If you don’t want your car to get stolen, avoid California. Continue Reading...
Since the months of July and August are the worst months for vehicle thefts, AutoGuide has assembled a list of tips that, if followed, may help you keep your car. Continue Reading...
Would you want to know if the government listed your car among the 10 most likely models to be stolen? Continue Reading...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released some data on stolen cars, revealing that only 52 percent of stolen vehicles are recovered. Continue Reading...
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the national rate of car theft rose 1.3 percent in 2012 after declining for eight consecutive years. Continue Reading...
According to a report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Christmas Day has the lowest theft figure for a holiday while New Year’s Day is the busiest official holiday for vehicles thieves. Continue Reading...
Despite all of the measures currently in place to prevent vehicle theft, the FBI says that a vehicle is stolen in the United States every 43 seconds. Continue Reading...
Car theft season is here, as we learned earlier this month. Looking for a quick laugh this morning? Take a look at this infographic describing the best ways to get your car stolen. Continue Reading...
Anyone using a near field communications (NFC) key should take notice: tech savvy thieves can swipe your car without the key. Continue Reading...
A National Insurance Crime Bureau study shows that overall car theft in the United States declined in 2011, and is continuing on a downward slope. Continue Reading...
With the advent of advanced in-car technology comes the downfalls of hackers looking to do malicious things. Some experts are already expressing concern that the use of advanced infotainment systems by automakers worldwide could leave new-generation vehicles open to hacking. Recently a pair of scientists from the University of San Diego and the University of… Continue Reading...
Often times we only hear the bad side of the story: cars getting stolen, thieves running off with your precious property, etc. But sometimes it’s nice to hear that there’s a happy ending to some of thefts thanks to Lojack. Lojack helps retrieve countless vehicles a year, but some of the incidents are more peculiar… Continue Reading...
Before he was able to act, Police in Toronto, Canada arrested a man who planned a daring heist straight from the plot of the “Gone in 60 Seconds” Hollywood blockbuster. Andrzej Zalewski was charged with numerous counts of break and enter, theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property after he was found with 99… Continue Reading...
Either stealing a car has become a lot more difficult or the thieves just threw in the towel and decided to try their hand at another career. One thing’s for sure – car thefts were down in 2009. According to the FBI’s 2009 crime statistics released this week, vehicle thefts dropped 17 percent from 2008…. Continue Reading...
You’ve decided to buy a new car, complete with all the high-techy trimmings. But does that make your car vulnerable to hackers? Your new ride probably isn’t a high-priority target for hackers, but security experts believe that car hacking is going to become more mainstream. This is thanks to new wireless technologies and a dependence… Continue Reading...
You know how car alarms go off and no one pays any attention to them? Sure, they’re annoying, but now that we’re used to them, it just becomes part of the urban white noise. Forget installing a car alarm – if you want to protect your car against theft, just paint it pink. We’re not… Continue Reading...
In the last year, police in Australia’s Yarra Range have had to deal with a 10% increase in car theft. The Australian government has decided to place partial responsibility for this with its citizens, by imposing fines for unattended vehicles left unlocked. Starting today, motorists who do not lock their cars can face a fine… Continue Reading...