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NICB Motorcycle TheftReport Infographic 2016

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 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared with 45,555 reported stolen in 2015—an increase of 2 percent. Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in motorcycle thefts, motorcycle thefts are down considerably since 2006. They have dropped from 66,774 in 2006 to 46,467 in 2016—a decline…

Powerpoint Presentations from Australasian Vehicle Crime Conference

Copies of selected PowerPoint presentations from the recent Australian Vehicle Crime Conference are now available for download. This conference was a jointly hosted conference between the Australasian Branch of IAATI, the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) and Victoria Police and held on 4-6 April, 2017 in Melbourne Australia. To download selected presentations please follow the link…

Second hand car buyers could be tracked ... by the previous owner

An IBM security researcher has warned that previous car owners can easily maintain data connections to their cars after they have been sold, allowing them to monitor the new owners and carry out remote control functions such as locking and unlocking the car doors. Charles Henderson, the leader of X-Force Red, IBM’s security testing group, stumbled across the phenomenon by chance when selling his car. He noticed that not only did he have…