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The 10 most-stolen vehicles in the U.S. are...
The 10 most-stolen vehicles in the U.S. are...

Every summer, the National Insurance Crime Bureau publishes a list of the most-stolen vehicles in America for the previous calendar year. This summer is no exception. As in previous years, the NICB compiled its list by gathering data submitted by law enforcement agencies to the Federal Bureau of...Read More»

Vehicle thefts caused by owners leaving their keys inside (via NICB)
The #1 way to protect your car from thieves: don't leave your keys inside

When car thieves cruise through town looking for targets, certain things get their attention--things like unlocked doors, or vehicles parked on dark, deserted streets. But you know what really turns their heads? A glimpse of a key or key fob left inside a car. It's an increasingly common sight...Read More»

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Car thieves still love California

Today, many Californians are driving to the polls to cast votes in federal and state primaries. Let's just hope they remember to lock their cars while they're in the voting booth. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, California remains America's most popular state for car thieves. In...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150
The 10 Most-Stolen Vehicles In America

Everybody loves a "top ten" list. At work, at home, in the dentist's office, we happily tumble into slideshows of the world's Top Ten Vacation Spots, America's Top Ten Entrepreneurs, or for the meta-minded, David Letterman's Top Ten Top Ten Lists. ALSO SEE: Report: Jeep Cherokee, Infiniti Q50...Read More»

Thefts of 2013 model-year vehicles, January 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014. (via NICB)
Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado Are The Least-Recovered Stolen Vehicles In America

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just published a report on U.S. car thefts that may serve as a wake-up call to owners of older vehicles (and drivers of pickup trucks). READ: Volkswagen, Audi Top Other Brands In 2014 Total Value Index The report focused on 2013 model-year vehicles stolen...Read More»

Thief Stealing a Car
And The Most-Stolen Vehicle In America Is...

In movies, car thieves often favor exotic, rare rides like Lamborghinis, Bugattis, and vintage Mustangs. But according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (and our own personal experience), real-life thieves usually opt for more mundane targets. ALSO SEE: 5 Car Brands That Customers Don't Buy...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
NICB Reveals Most-Stolen SUVs In America: Ford Nabs Gold, Silver, And Bronze

Generally speaking, auto thieves gravitate toward cars, especially perennial targets like the Honda Accord and Civic. But as everyone knows, SUVs and crossovers are big business in America, and they're not immune to crime. Which SUVs and crossovers rank highest with the nation's ne'er-do-wells? The...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
The 10 Luxury Rides That Car Thieves Love

The Highway Loss Data Institute recently reported on the Ford F-250 pickup's popularity among car thieves. But as nice as the F-250 can be, the National Insurance Crime Bureau knows that some brand-conscious baddies have a taste for high-end marques. And so, it's published a list of the ten luxury...Read More»

NICB Hot Spots 2012
Car Thefts Are Rising, With California Leading The Way

After eight straight years of declines, vehicle thefts are on the rise in the U.S., not good news to car owners hoping to hold on to their vehicles. Thefts rose 1.3 percent in 2012, from 715,373 in 2011, according to preliminary figures released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), citing...Read More»

2008 Ford Super Duty F-250 XL
Pickup Truck Tailgates: Easy To Steal, And Thefts On The Rise

Coming back to the truck after a game at the stadium or following a night out with friends, it can come as quite a shock to realize that thieves have made off with your tailgate. It takes less than 30 seconds for a thief to snatch a pickup tailgate and replacement costs can amount to $1,000 or...Read More»

2011 Ford Escape
5 Crossovers & SUVs That Car Thieves Love

Crossovers and sport-utility vehicles are big business in the U.S. -- not just among shoppers, but also with car thieves. Could your ride be targeted next? The National Insurance Crime Bureau has sifted through nearly five years of data to identify the most-stolen models and the areas of the...Read More»

Thief Stealing a Car
New Year's Day Is The 2nd Most Popular For Car Thieves

Crime never takes a holiday. In fact, popular holidays can be a bonanza for bad guys (and gals), and one of their favorites is coming up tomorrow. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Halloween is the busiest holiday for car thieves, with 2,328 vehicles reported stolen in 2011. Just a...Read More»

A car rendered inoperable by Hurricane Sandy
Many Cars Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Heading To The Crusher

After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, shoppers reported finding flood-damaged vehicles in used car lots across the U.S. Today, government officials and watchdog groups are working to prevent a repeat of that problem in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The National Insurance Crime Bureau, a nonprofit...Read More»

NICB's 2012 Hot Wheels list
Most-Stolen Car In The U.S.? 1994 Honda Accord...Again

The singling out of the 1994 Honda Accord as the most-stolen car in the United States last year isn’t exactly music to the ears of owners of the popular family car. According to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the 1994 Accord once again tops the list, making...Read More»

NICB - 2011 Hot Spots
California Has Seven Of 10 Car Theft Hot Spots: NICB

Vehicle thefts continued to decline for the eighth consecutive year, with preliminary FBI estimates of 2011 vehicle thefts showing a 3.3-percent drop from the year before. But if you live on the West Coast, the news from the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) isn’t...Read More»

Thief Stealing a Car
6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Car Thieves This Holiday Season

The holidays, as we all know, are for sharing. But what we might not have picked up from all those Christmas specials on TV is that the holidays are also for stealing -- specifically, stealing cars. And yet, the National Insurance Crime Bureau says it's true. The NICB ranked 11 U.S. holidays...Read More»

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Vehicle Theft Down But California Has 8 Of Top 10 Hot Spots, Report

The good news is that vehicle theft is down for the seventh consecutive year. The bad news – if you live in California – is that the state holds an unenviable eight of the top 10 hot spots. In a new report, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says that preliminary FBI estimates...Read More»

Screenshot from YouTube video "New GTR R35 crashes following Evo IX MR"
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 you—and your insurer—are being played. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), staged...Read More»

Parking lot
How To Protect Your Car From Thieves

Anyone who has returned to where they know they parked their car only to find it’s been stolen knows the sinking feeling. “If only I’d followed my instincts and parked closer to the store, under a light, not been gone so long…” After the fact, there’s not much...Read More»

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