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...
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Believe it or not, the cars being stolen most frequently are far from the most expensive, with the 1994 Honda Accord topping the list and the 1998 Honda Civic bringing up second place. Continue Reading...
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB), a non-profit organization created by the insurance industry to address insurance-related crime, publishes an annual report called Hot Wheels to identify America’s 10 most stolen vehicles. This year, the NICB introduced a special issue called Hot Wheels Classics, which focuses on a specific model with historical significance. For its first Classics… Continue Reading...
Maybe it’s the price tag. Maybe it’s the chrome. Regardless of the reason, there’s a big risk that your Escalade won’t be making home. For the fourth year running, the iconic Cadillac SUV topped the list of vehicles most likely to be stolen. Thankfully, GM isn’t sitting idly by while their loyal mix of suburban… Continue Reading...
A truck containing a teleprompter and audio gear used by President Barack Obama was stolen in Virginia, prompting questions about security lapses. The gear, estimated at about $200,000, was parked in a van at a Virginia hotel parking lot ahead of Obama’s visit to the area. The van was said to be carrying audio equipment,… Continue Reading...
A Salt Lake City, Utah, rental car company had a bit of trouble recovering a 2009 Ford Explorer they’d loaned to 42 year old Jennifer Marshall Hansen of Sandy City, Utah, who failed to return the vehicle that was scheduled for September 1. According to court papers, an Affordable Rent-A-Car employee used Facebook to “friend”… Continue Reading...
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its Hot Wheels report today, listing the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examins vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center to determine the most reported stolen cars. Domestic vehicles have become more popular to thieves over their import… 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...
How’s this for making a couple of extra buck on the side. According to reports, a gang of 18 workers at BMW‘s plant in Munich stole up to €3 million ($4 million U.S.) worth of auto parts from the German automaker for years. The thieves would then sell their ill-gotten booty through Internet auctions. These… Continue Reading...
The Detroit-area wheel thieves have struck again, this time liberating the giant chrome 20″ rims off of Mayor Dave Bing’s GMC Yukon Denali. The SUV, which police say is used by Bing’s family, was allegedly parked in a secure lot at Bing’s condominium. No other vehicles were targeted, and a replacement set of dubs were… Continue Reading...
“this stuff happens all the time, I get around two calls a day on stripped cars. Some people will take anything, mirrors, headlights you name it.” Continue Reading...