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Feb 04, 2016, 10:00 ET
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NICB Summit Focuses on Fraud in South Carolina

 Organized fraud rings are active in South Carolina, taking advantage of the state's lack of resources to investigate and prosecute insurance...

Jan 07, 2016, 06:00 ET

NICB Cautions Texas Storm Victims: Avoid Post-Disaster Scams

 As Texas recovers from recent storms, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is working with law enforcement agencies, the Texas...

Nov 24, 2015, 06:00 ET
Even on holidays, car thieves are working. On Christmas Day last year, a vehicle was stolen every 71 seconds

NICB Releases Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

 Holiday car thieves had their busiest day in 2014 on, ironically, Labor Day, stealing 2,200 vehicles according to new data released today by...

Oct 28, 2015, 06:00 ET

NICB: Downward Trend in Motorcycle Thefts Continues

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2014.  A total of 42,856...

Oct 13, 2015, 14:14 ET

NICB Agents Process Soaked Vehicles From South Carolina Floods

As South Carolina struggles to recover from record-breaking rainfall and flooding, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is working...

Oct 01, 2015, 06:00 ET

NICB Releases 2014 Heavy Equipment Theft Report

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on heavy equipment thefts in 2014.  This report, co-produced with the...

Sep 24, 2015, 00:01 ET

Watercraft Thefts Sink Six Percent (Again) In 2014

 As boat owners begin the annual task of winterizing and dry docking their boats for the season, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)...

Sep 10, 2015, 17:22 ET
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NICB's New PSAs Warn of Keys Left in Cars and Cargo Theft

 The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning drivers to take their keys and lock their vehicles, or risk becoming a statistic. Some...

Sep 09, 2015, 06:00 ET

NICB: Insured Metal Theft Claims Continue Downward Trend

 Continuing a recent trend, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that insured metal theft claims in 2014 were down 8...

Aug 31, 2015, 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...

Aug 28, 2015, 06:00 ET

Part 5: NICB and Hurricane Katrina: A 10-Year Retrospective

 Each day this week the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is releasing segments of a five-part documentary video that provides first-hand...

Aug 27, 2015, 06:00 ET

Part 4: NICB and Hurricane Katrina: A 10-Year Retrospective

 Each day this week the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is releasing segments of a five-part documentary video that provides first-hand...

Aug 26, 2015, 06:00 ET

Part 3: NICB and Hurricane Katrina: A 10-Year Retrospective

 Each day this week the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is releasing segments of a five-part documentary video that provides first-hand...

Aug 25, 2015, 06:00 ET

Part 2: NICB and Hurricane Katrina: A 10-Year Retrospective

Each day this week the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) will release segments of a five-part documentary video that provides first-hand...

Aug 24, 2015, 06:00 ET

Part 1: NICB and Hurricane Katrina: A 10-Year Retrospective

Beginning today—and every day this week—the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) will release segments of a five-part documentary...

Aug 13, 2015, 06:00 ET

Auto Theft Investigators Say "Mystery Devices" Are a Growing Threat

 A poll of professional auto theft investigators from across the globe shows that they are becoming increasingly convinced that mystery devices...

Aug 05, 2015, 06:00 ET

Hot Wheels Classics: Thefts of Dodge Chargers

When Chrysler introduced the Dodge Charger for the 1966 model year, it wasn't an overwhelming hit with consumers. Its second generation, however,...

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...