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Jul 12, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB's Hot Wheels: America's 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United...


Jun 22, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB: U.S. Watercraft Thefts Up One Percent in 2016

Reflecting a similar experience with vehicles, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's (NICB) annual watercraft theft report shows a one percent...


Jun 08, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB's 2016 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

The Albuquerque, N.M. metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the highest per capita auto theft rate in 2016 according to the National Insurance...


May 31, 2017, 10:21 ET NICB: Hailstorms Left Their Mark in 2016

Everything is big in Texas, including hailstorms. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) said today that insurance claims for hail damage in...


May 18, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Post Increase in 2016

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2016. A total of 46,467...


Apr 04, 2017, 06:00 ET As Storm Season is Underway, NICB Urges Texas Lawmakers to Help Stop Scam Artists

The spring storm season is underway in the Southwest where Texas bears the brunt of the most hail storm damage during the active months of March...


Mar 27, 2017, 06:00 ET Billboards Aim to Reduce Vehicle Theft Rate in Albuquerque Area

Billboard messages are popping up along Albuquerque freeways urging people to report vehicle thefts and suspects in an effort to put a dent in the...


Mar 08, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB Urges Kentucky Governor to Sign Senate Bill 128

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) urges Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to sign into law Senate Bill 128 to help protect storm victims and...


Feb 14, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB Warns New Orleans Tornado Victims of Scams

As the New Orleans area recovers from the damage caused by a string of powerful tornadoes, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reminds...


Jan 26, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB: Mississippi Legislature Tackles Cargo Theft

The Mississippi legislature is considering two bills that would create a specific offense for cargo theft. House Bill 722, introduced by...


Jan 11, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB: Warming Up That Vehicle May Lead to a Fine

As frigid temperatures and wintry blasts have hit a large section of the nation, drivers are increasingly "puffing" – warming up their parked...


Dec 07, 2016, 19:00 ET NICB: Mystery Device Revealed

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says new technology is being used to not only unlock and open vehicles, but to also start and steal...


Dec 07, 2016, 08:30 ET National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Reveals Mystery Device That Opens and Starts Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says new technology is being used to not only unlock and open vehicles, but to also start and steal...


Nov 22, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB Says Car Thieves Stay Busy Around the Holidays

When you're making the rounds at the stores this holiday season, make sure your car isn't on someone's gift list. Unattended vehicles, especially...


Nov 17, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB: Insured Metal Theft Claims Take Dramatic Dive

In a dramatic drop-off that extends a multi-year trend, insured metal theft claims in 2015 were down 23 percent from 2014 levels and 29 percent...


Nov 01, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB: More Drivers Losing Their Cars By Leaving Their Keys

Last year, a vehicle was reported stolen once every 45 seconds in the United States. And one out of every eight thefts was a freebie for the...


Oct 19, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB Report: Halloween and Vehicle Thefts, Is There a Link?

As Halloween approaches, there may be more than ghouls, gremlins and witches canvassing the landscape. How many car thieves will also be prowling...


Oct 11, 2016, 13:34 ET NICB Cautions North and South Carolina Storm Victims: Avoid Post-disaster Scams

As North and South Carolina recover from Hurricane Matthew, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is working with law enforcement agencies,...


Sep 08, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB: Catalytic Converter Thefts Still Smokin'

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that from 2008 through 2015, there were 25,394 catalytic converter thefts across the...


Sep 01, 2016, 06:00 ET Louisiana Update - Flooded Vehicles Could Flood Market

 The August downpours that dumped more than 30 inches of rain in two days on parts of Louisiana have left as many as 100,000 cars and trucks...


Aug 16, 2016, 06:00 ET Hail Hits and Storm Chasers Arrive

 The recent hail storm that damaged thousands of homes and vehicles in the Colorado Springs area has once again attracted an onslaught of...


Jun 15, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB: Insured Tailgate Thefts Post 6 Percent Decrease in 2015

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that insured tailgate thefts declined 6 percent in 2015 reversing a consecutive...


Jun 09, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB Urges Illinois Governor to Sign Measure Aimed at Towing Fraud

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) urges Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to sign into law Senate Bill 2261 to help protect consumers...


Jun 06, 2016, 06:00 ET NICB's 2015 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

California's Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the nation's highest per capita vehicle theft rate in 2015, according to the National...


Jun 02, 2016, 06:00 ET Westfield Insurance's Prandi Elected Chair Of NICB'S Board Of Governors

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced today that Mike Prandi of Westfield Insurance has been elected to a two-year term as...