It turns out, folks are increasingly making it easier for their cars to be stolen. Continue Reading...
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If you own a Mercedes-Benz SUV, chances slim that you will see it again if it is stolen. 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...
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 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...
LoJack released its third annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report with plenty of interesting facts based on stolen vehicles and those recovered with the LoJack system. In 2011 alone, LoJack helped law enforcement in the U.S. recover 10,261 stolen vehicles with the Honda Accord leading the pack of all-time most stolen and recovered. Second place went to… 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...
One of OnStar’s advertising points is the reassurance that if your car gets stolen, it can not only track where it ends up, but also deactivate it instantly. Turns out, it’s not just a load of advertising malarky. Four Chevrolet Camaro coupes were stolen from a dealership in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early hours… Continue Reading...
A brigade of drivers for the North Korean military have been arrested for stealing vehicles belonging to the military and selling them off for parts so that the drivers could keep their own personal vehicles running and filled with gasoline. According to the blog DailyNK, the stolen vehicles were used to transport people and cargo… Continue Reading...
Oh social media, what can’t you do? Not only do you entertain us and keep us up to date, you also fight crime in your spare time. The Seattle police department has announced that it will start tweeting information on stolen vehicles in hopes of cutting rising auto theft rates. The stolen car tweets will… Continue Reading...
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released their list of the top 10 stolen cars for 2009 , and the perenial favorites, the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Toyota Camry are in the Top 10 yet again, taking the top 3 spots respectively. The trade in spare parts, and in the Honda’s case, engines, make them… Continue Reading...
Noted civil rights leader Jesse Jackson had his Cadillac Escalade stolen in Detroit after making an appearance at a “Green Jobs” rally sponsored by the UAW as part of its “Jobs, Justice and Peace” demonstration. One day after the rally, the Escalade used by Jackson to tool around Detroit was found with its windows smashed… Continue Reading...
The Cadillac Escalade is the most stolen vehicle in America, according to newly released data by the Highway Loss Data Institute. Using data that measures the number of insurance claims, as well as the payout received, the HLDI’s formula differs from those used by law enforcement agencies that take into account only the number of stolen… Continue Reading...
Police in Portugal have broken up a theft ring that exclusively targeted Smart Fortwo . The thieves were (not surprisingly) affiliated with an independent Smart repair shop, and the perpetrators had their stash of stripped down cars and spare parts seized as well. According to police, Smarts can be easily disassembled using an allen key, screwdrivers and… Continue Reading...