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How Unleaded Gas Cut Crime And Made Us All Safer

How Unleaded Gas Cut Crime And Made Us All Safer

If you keep up with the news, you know how often violent crime makes headlines. But despite some heart-wrenching stories that have played out on 24-hour news channels in recent months and years, violent crime is on the decline in the U.S. -- and according to some theoreticians, we may have unleaded... read more

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NYPD Scanning Social Media To Track Criminals Online

As bad-guy technology is evolving, police departments across the nation are scrambling to keep up. The NYPD's latest weapon in the fight against car theft: a crack social... read more August 10, 2011 by 0

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Vehicle Thefts In The U.S. Hit Lowest Levels Since 1967: Video

The future ain't what it used to be -- and neither is car theft. In fact, vehicle theft has been on the decline for the past seven years, and in 2010 it hit rates that... read more June 22, 2011 by 1

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Summer's Here, Almost--So Car-Related Crime Is Up

You may find this obvious, but many people don’t: summer means more people spending time outdoors, and more people often translates into more crime. Temperatures... read more June 8, 2011 by 0

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FBI: Motor Vehicle Theft Down Significantly In 2010

Despite a rise in demand and prices for used cars, rates for vehicle theft fell in 2010. That's according to new numbers released this morning from the U.S. Federal Bureau of... read more May 23, 2011 by 1

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Today In Societal Breakdown: Crack Pipes Sold...In Gas Stations?

Detroit has a bad reputation for crime, poverty and heavy drug use. A recent investigation by a local CBS News affiliate isn’t going to help the city live down that... read more May 10, 2011 by 2


Odometer Fraud Is Still Rampant: Look Out For These Signs

Newer vehicles are a lot more secure. But that's not true in all ways; used-car shoppers still need to watch out for some of the same old sleazy strategies: namely, odometer... read more April 28, 2011 by 0

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Staged Accidents And Scams: How To Spot Insurance Fraud

If you're in an accident and there's something a little odd about either the incident itself or what happens in the days and weeks following, you might be right to think that... read more April 22, 2011 by 3

Thief Stealing a Car

Beware, Car Thieves Will Be Working On New Year's Day

All is quiet on New Year's Day, as the U2 song begins. And perhaps that's one of the reasons why more thieves steal vehicles—and steal from them—on New Year's Day... read more December 28, 2010 by 0

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Sleeping Rich Guy Says 'New-Car Fumes' Made Him Hit Cyclist

The laws of physics dictate that when a two-ton car hits a 150-pound rider on a 30-pound bicycle, the cyclist loses. Which is why drivers have an extra responsibility to be... read more December 15, 2010 by 10

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Hot Wheels: Older Civic, Newer Corolla Among Top Theft Targets

Don't ever think that what you're driving is too plain or unattractive to be the target of thieves. Its ubiquity might actually make it a more likely target. That's one of... read more September 20, 2010 by 0

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Vehicle Thefts Down In 2009, But Fewer Vehicles Recovered

Annual crime figures were released this week by the U.S. FBI, and on the vehicle front there's some good news: For one, vehicle theft is way down. It's apparent that all the... read more September 17, 2010 by 1

mock DUI crash

Alleged DUI Driver On 3 Wheels Leads Cops On 11-Mile Chase

You'd never know it from images of Manhattan, but large parts of upstate New York are rural and not that well off. Nevertheless, Duane Bush isn't helping Genesee County with... read more August 19, 2010 by 0

car on fire

Insurance Fraud Up Again: Inflated Bills, Staged Accidents Rampant

Smashed windshields, staged accidents, and suspicious fender-benders and vehicle fires might remain relatively common tactics for deceiving insurance companies—and might be... read more August 11, 2010 by 0


Car Thefts Rates Are Down, But West Coast Hot Spots Remain

Although U.S. vehicle thefts are continuing their downward trend, a number of cities in the Southwest remain hot spots. For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. vehicle theft... read more May 20, 2010 by 5

Flooded Car

National Title-Check System Closes Some Scammer Loopholes

Would you believe that up until now there hasn't been a true database for vehicle titles, supervised by the federal government? It's finally here; by January 1 of this year... read more March 3, 2010 by 2


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