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06:00 ET NICB: Animal-Related Insurance Claims Top 1.7 Million in Four Years

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a study on the number of animal-related insurance losses for the years 2014-2017. The...


May 16, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB: US Watercraft Thefts Resume Downward Trend

The National Insurance Crime Bureau's (NICB) 2017 watercraft theft report shows a five percent decrease and resumes the downward trend in thefts...


May 10, 2018, 06:00 ET Victim Buys Flooded Pickup that Went from Florida to Texas

A young man who bought a pickup truck in Houston is now warning buyers to follow the advice of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) before...


May 07, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB: Online App Used to Purchase Truck with Fake Title and VIN

Over the past few years, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has warned consumers to be on the lookout for scams when buying a used vehicle....


Feb 15, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB: Rising Cost of Parts Fuels Interest of Car Thieves

If you own a late model car or truck, and you've been in a wreck, you may still be shaking your head over the repair bill. The National Insurance...


Jan 30, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB: Insured Tailgate Thefts Post Slight Decline

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that insured tailgate thefts have stabilized since 2014. NICB analysis shows that in 2016,...


Jan 11, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB: Mississippi Acts to Protect Buyers from Flood of Flooded Vehicles

The Mississippi Insurance Department and the Mississippi Collision Repair Association have teamed up to protect residents from buying cars damaged...


Dec 04, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB Unveils New Public Website

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has launched a new public website, the first redesign in some eight years. NICB's site (www.nicb.org)...


Nov 21, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB Reports Steep Drop in Metal Theft Claims

According to a report today from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), in 2014, a total of 12,630 metal theft claims were processed. That...


Nov 16, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB Releases Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

New data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows a total of 22,705 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in...


Oct 19, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB: Hurricanes Leave Record Numbers of Vehicles Damaged

Flooded vehicles have finally stopped arriving at the Royal Purple Raceway east of Houston. Some 23,000 now await processing and retitling to be...


Sep 15, 2017, 17:48 ET Before and After Views of Hurricane Irma Damage Now Available From NICB

The National Insurance Crime Bureau's (NICB) Geospatial Intelligence Center has been flying over much of Florida since Hurricane Irma hit. The...


Sep 13, 2017, 06:00 ET NICB Makes Aerial Imagery from Harvey and Irma Available to Public

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced today that it will make available to the public high-resolution aerial imagery of areas...


Aug 31, 2017, 17:21 ET NICB: Beware Harvey Flood-Damaged Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning the nation's consumers that vehicles flooded by Hurricane Harvey may soon be appearing for...


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...