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Australian Vehicle Crime Conference 2017 - Outcomes Summary

The conference program was divided into three distinct themes of diverting young offenders, disrupting the vehicle laundering and separated parts markets and building stakeholder capacity/ promoting innovation. The full program and most speakers’ presentations can be viewed or downloaded at https://carsafe.com.au/conference.* Select presentations on the key themes and issues were complemented with expert panel…

NICB 2016 Hot Wheels

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 States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2016. Included with today’s release is a list of the top 25 2016 vehicle makes…

Victoria car theft crackdown: GPS trackers to be hidden in vehicles

Australia: The Victoria Police and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council will trial fittiing hi -tech trackers to hundreds of vehicles in high risk suburbs to combat vehicle theft.  The trial will be rolled out as early as September and Police hope the trackers will eventually be fitted to every car in the state in a “game-changing” move.  The trackers will be synched with a car owner’s…

Warning over ‘huge spike’ in stolen bikes being sold on Instagram and Snapchat

Bikers have warned of a huge spike in stolen motorcycles being sold on social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, often for a fraction of their true worth. Criminals believe social media provides them with a “safe haven”. Frequently the locks on the bikes are snapped and they are pushed away because it is not easy to start them while stealing.  Stolen bikes are allegedly sold for a fraction…

Up to 40% of road deaths in Europe are work-related

As new figures show road deaths in the European Union have not decreased in three years, a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) says employers, national governments and the European Union must step-up efforts to tackle the problem of work-related road risk. Read more at:…

NICB 2016 Watercraft Theft Report

NICB: U.S. Watercraft Thefts Up 1 Percent in 2016

Reflecting a similar experience with vehicles, the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual watercraft theft report shows a 1 percent increase in watercraft theft in 2016, reversing a multi-year downward trend. A total of 5,116 watercraft were reported stolen between January 1 and December 31, 2016. To read…