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This page lists a collection of latest news items from around the world. For more news items members can also access the latest issues of our APB and Auto Theft Today publications from the resources page.

Thefts of Catalytic Converters Sweden

To add on the issue with thefts of all these Catalytic Converters. Before 2020 thefts of Catalytic Converters in Sweden were more or less unknown. However, from the beginning of 2020 we started to see an increase and it has continued. Sweden is a small country in the northern part of Europe but suffer a lot from vehicle related thefts, like luxury cars, heavy machinery, also boats, outboard engines etc. mostly operated by International…

Combat Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Marking

Catalytic Converter theft is on the rise! Thousands are stolen across the country per day. To combat this alarming trend, the Catalytic Converter Theft committee of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) in cooperation with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) suggests marking your converter. Thieves are stealing converters from all types of vehicles and will make between US$50-US$875 per converter…

  • March 16, 2021
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Le damos la Bienvenida como Director de IAATI LatAm Branch Chile

Le damos la bienvenida a Diego Alonso Rojas Daydi, como Director de IAATI LatAm Branch por Chile. DIEGO ALONSO ROJAS DAYDI es Licenciado Superior en Gestión de Seguridad Pública. Acipol. Magíster en Prevención y Seguridad Pública. Acipol. Máster en Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, Instituto Ortega Gasset, Madrid, España. Oficial de Estado Mayor, en la Escuela Superior de la…

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Charla Virtual junto a Apsepba

En el día de ayer 05/03 participamos de una charla virtual que desarrolla la Asociación de Profesionales de la Seguridad de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Expusieron por la asociación, nuestro Presidente Jorge O. Nasrala, el Vicepresidente 4to. a cargo del área de capacitación Dr. Edgardo Gibilisco y con intervención de la Vicepresidenta 1era. Dra. Cora Smolianski y representante de la Mesa Antifraude,…

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Evento Virtual Dia del Licenciado de Seguridad

El dia 22 de Febrero, la Rama IAATI LatAm Branch participo de un encuentro/conversatrio virtual por el Día del Licenciado de Seguridad, dónde formo parte nuestro presidente el Lic. Jorge O. Nasrala, también participaron el Lic. Rito Alejandro Cañete de ASPROSEG (Cordoba), Lic. Julio Palavecino de A.PRO.SEG. (Salta) Lic..Antonio Jaime del Equipo de Profesionales (Santa Cruz). Donde hubo una gran cantidad de…

1,600% spike in catalytic-converter thefts in Denver during pandemic

All Rebecca Hayes wanted were some bagels from Rosenberg’s. But when she got into her 2007 Prius on Thursday, the usual silence of an electric vehicle was replaced by what sounded like a Harley-Davidson. “I came out in the morning… and pressed the ‘on’ button and it just roared,” Hayes said. “It scared the crap out of me.” The Denver resident realized almost immediately that her catalytic…

New Mexico - Chop Shop Felony Bill Unanimously Clears 2nd Committee

SANTA FE — Cracking down on New Mexico’s stolen vehicle black market, House Bill 145 unanimously advanced through the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday with a 11-0 vote and will be heard next in the House Appropriations and Finance Committee. With bipartisan sponsorship from Meredith A. Dixon (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Joy Garratt (D-Albuquerque), and William “Bill” R. Rehm (R-Albuquerque), House Bill 145 establishes…

  • February 21, 2021

Motor vehicle thefts in Milwaukee are up 152%. Auto repair businesses say the worst may be yet to come

This news article discusses that motor vehicle thefts in Milwaukee are up 152% compared to the the same time last year. It also discusses how Kia models are amongst the most popular theft targets amongst thieves, and as a result, repairers are facing a long wait for replacemnt parts.  The impact has also caused one car rental company to hide their Kia's in their parking lots to try and reduce their theft.  To read more visit:…

Impact of COVID on vehicle theft in Canada, South Africa and the Netherlands

With the 2020 vehicle theft statistics being compiled around the world, the impact of COVID on theft numbers is being revealed. Three separate reports have been released showing a decrease in   vehicle thefts in: Alberta, Canada,  South Africa Canada And soon to be released statistics from Australia show a similar trend For details of the findings in Alberta, Canad…