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Jul 20, 2015, 06:00 ET

Hot Wheels Classics: Thefts of Pontiac Firebirds

When General Motors introduced the Pontiac Firebird in 1967, it joined the growing field of "muscle cars" populated with nameplates such as the...

Jun 24, 2015, 06:00 ET

NICB's 2014 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

California's San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the nation's highest per capita vehicle theft rate in 2014,...

Jun 18, 2015, 06:00 ET
Cars up on blocks, missing their tires and rims, are a frequent sight in the Detroit area.

NICB: As Vehicle Thefts Decline, Thieves Target Components

 While car thefts are declining across the country, the thefts of some parts and accessories are proving to be a lucrative business for...

Jun 05, 2015, 06:00 ET
NICB: Up to 10,000 insured vehicles damaged by Texas flooding

NICB: Texas Flooding Damages Up To 10,000 Insured Vehicles

 The recent flooding in Texas means the end of the road for an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 insured vehicles that suffered water...

May 29, 2015, 11:55 ET
Flood-damaged cars are already going through the salvage process by law enforcement, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and its member companies to protect the public.

NICB Warns: Texas Storms Leave Thousands of Vehicles Flooded

 As Texas and parts of the South-Central U.S. recover from record-breaking rainfall and widespread flooding, the National...

May 26, 2015, 06:00 ET

Hot Wheels Classics: Thefts of Chevy Camaros

If leading the pack as a pace car at the Indianapolis 500 is any acknowledgment of a car's connection to performance, then Chevrolet Camaro's eight...

May 08, 2015, 06:00 ET
NICB helps police recover 2010 Corvette that was victim of Craigslist scam.

NICB Warns of Widespread Craigslist Auto Sales Scam

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today issued a warning to the public about an organized scam involving sales of vehicles through the...

Apr 27, 2015, 06:00 ET

NICB: Leave Your Keys, Lose Your Car

 In a first-of-its-kind analysis of vehicle thefts released today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found a disturbing trend —...

Mar 23, 2015, 06:30 ET

NICB: Homeowners Should Prepare Now for Storm Season

 With the spring storm season approaching, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and its 1,100 member insurance companies are urging...

Feb 12, 2015, 14:30 ET

NICB to Boston-Area Homeowners: Beware of Insurance Scammers

  As the Northeast continues to get pounded by storm after storm, there's one more threat that Bostonians need to watch out for:  shady...

Jan 23, 2015, 17:25 ET
NICB agent explains how this SUV was stolen in Florida and cloned for resale in Wisconsin. (PRNewsFoto/National Insurance Crime Bureau)

Stolen Vehicle Clones: Hot Cars in Cool Disguises

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning consumers to be careful when buying a used vehicle, especially one that's priced "too...

Jan 08, 2015, 13:32 ET

Florida's No-Fault Reform: Anti-Fraud Laws Are Working

 A new report released by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation provides fresh evidence that anti-fraud laws are working to reduce the...

Dec 17, 2014, 10:26 ET
Los Angeles PD and NICB Warn of Bandit Towing Scams (PRNewsFoto/National Insurance Crime Bureau)

LAPD and NICB Warn of Bandit Tow Truck Scams

The Los Angeles Police Department and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) are warning motorists of a growing problem with unauthorized tow...

Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

A Historical Analysis of Vehicle Theft in New York 1965 - 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a historic look at vehicle theft in New York. From its peak auto theft year in 1990 when...

Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

A Historical Analysis of Vehicle Theft in Massachusetts 1960 - 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a historic look at vehicle theft in Massachusetts. From its peak auto theft year in 1975...

Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

A Historical Analysis of Vehicle Theft in California 1960 - 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a historic look at vehicle theft in the Golden State. From its peak auto theft year in...

Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

A Historical Analysis of Vehicle Theft in Michigan 1960 - 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a historic look at vehicle theft in Michigan. From its peak auto theft year in 1984 when...

Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

A Historical Analysis of Vehicle Theft in Florida 1960 - 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a historic look at vehicle theft in Florida. From its peak auto theft year in 1994 when...

Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

A Historical Analysis of Vehicle Theft in Arizona 1960 - 2013

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a historic look at vehicle theft in Arizona. From its peak auto theft year in 2002...

Dec 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

A Historical Analysis of Vehicle Theft in Illinois 1960 - 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a historic look at vehicle theft in Illinois. From its peak auto theft year in 1979 when...