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

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

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Machine Project's 'Good People Doing Bad Things' workshop for kids

Today In Childrearing: Workshop Teaches Kids In L.A. How To Hotwire Cars

When we were kids, there were lots of things we weren't allowed to do: ride our bikes on the highway, play with guns, eat dessert before dinner. And, of course, steal cars... read more January 20, 2011 by  0


 
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


 
1997 Honda Accord Cpe LX

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


 
Black-market stolen parts value  -  from LoJack

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


 
Parking lot

Hands Off, Crooks: Tips To Keep Car Thieves At Bay

The National Insurance Crime Bureau says that once every 20 seconds in the United States a vehicle is stolen — and that theft from vehicles occurs far more often than... read more September 17, 2010 by  0


 
Nashville flood car

Your Local DMV: License To Drive, Or License To Ill?

For most of us, the lines, the crowds, and the oppressive waits in a visit to the local DMV office are aspects of being a driver we grudgingly accept. Once every year or two... read more August 17, 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


 
2010 Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade A Beacon For Thieves, Says Insurance Data

If you plan to purchase a Cadillac Escalade, Ford F-250 Crew Cab, Infiniti G37, or Dodge Charger Hemi, you might want to check in with your insurance agent first. Why?... read more August 2, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Nissan Versa

Batten The Hatches: Holidays Are Prime Time For Car Thieves

Sunburns, fireworks injuries, or overindulgences: If you’re not mindful, they’re all examples of how your long holiday weekend could end on a painful, rather than... read more July 2, 2010 by  0


 
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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


 
Electronic Key Impressioner

Tech Tuesday: New Device Makes Life Easier For Some Locksmiths, Car Thieves

3-D printing is fairly new, but its popularity grows with every improvement to the technology. The process uses either a 3-D scanner to map an item's surface or 3-D imaging... read more February 23, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Thefts Down, But LoJack Looks Ahead To Hybrids and Electrics

In any normal vehicle, a slight drain on the battery is no big deal. But if you have a hybrid—or, for that matter, if you have a finicky old British roadster in the garage... read more October 28, 2009 by  2


 
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Car Thefts Down Again—To A 20-Year Low

We have some good news. Even last year's start of the recession wasn't enough to reverse the downward trend in auto theft. The number of registered vehicles in the U.S. has... read more October 20, 2009 by  1


 
policeman reaching into car

London Cops Steal From Your Car, But It's For Your Own Good

Call us crazy, but if someone took a mobile phone, a briefcase, or a handheld GPS navigation system out of our car--even if it were unlocked--we'd call that theft. The police... read more August 26, 2009 by  8


 

 
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