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Feb 14, 2019, 14:17 ET NICB Supports Amendment That Will Close a Loophole for Car Thieves in Oregon

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has joined a number of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and public officials in support of a bill to...


Feb 05, 2019, 06:00 ET Snowmobile Thefts in the U.S. 2015-2017

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its first report on the theft of snowmobiles in the United States. While not nearly as...


Jan 22, 2019, 06:00 ET USAA Joins Geospatial Intelligence Center

USAA, one of the nation's leading property casualty insurers serving more than 12.6 million active and former military members and their families,...


Dec 11, 2018, 06:00 ET Albuquerque Making Headway in Lowering Auto Theft

Albuquerque officials say they are starting to see the results of their renewed fight against vehicle theft with an estimated one-third reduction in...


Nov 16, 2018, 17:15 ET Public Can Access NICB's Geospatial Intelligence Center Images of California Wildfires Damage

Images showing the destruction left behind by the recent California wildfires are now available to the public on the National Insurance Crime...


Nov 05, 2018, 06:00 ET Video Shows How Geospatial Intelligence Center Imagery is Transforming Catastrophe Response

Technology provided by the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) following Hurricanes Florence and Michael, gave the National Insurance Crime Bureau's ...


Oct 30, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB Releases Annual Holiday Theft Report

New data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows a total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in...


Oct 10, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB: Stolen Classic Pickup Returned to Owner After Three Years in Mexico

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has been helping law enforcement recover stolen vehicles for 106 years. And over that time, NICB has...


Oct 09, 2018, 06:00 ET Shift Technology and NICB Partner to Give Insurers an Early Advantage in Detecting and Combating Insurance Fraud

Shift Technology, a solution provider with a focus on enabling insurance organizations to successfully tackle the ongoing and growing claims fraud...


Sep 19, 2018, 06:00 ET Geospatial Intelligence Center Provides Before and After Views of Damaged Properties from Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence slowly moved inland, The Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying planes over the Carolinas on Monday, taking...


Sep 18, 2018, 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...


Sep 17, 2018, 15:03 ET NICB Disappointed by Gov. Brown's Veto

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is expressing disappointment in Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s August 27 veto of Assembly Bill 2169....


Jul 12, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB's 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

The Albuquerque, N.M. metropolitan statistical area (MSA) repeats as having the highest per capita auto theft rate in 2017, according to the National ...


Jun 06, 2018, 06:00 ET NICB: U.S. Motorcycle Thefts Decreased in 2017

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2017. A total of 44,268...


May 23, 2018, 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 data...


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 that ...


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,...


Dec 04, 2017, 05:00 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, 05:00 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, 05:00 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...