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‘Not perfect, but certainly very good’: Hawaii crime rate hits record low since 1975 - burglary and vehicle theft most common in 2016 and no police killed

Crime in Hawaii has sunk to the lowest levels ever recorded - with the attorney general hailing the news as a boost for both tourists and residents. A new report shows crime in the Aloha State is at its lowest rate since records began in 1975. Crime across the board is down, with both categories - violent and property -…

CargoNet: Cargo Theft Down Significantly in Second Quarter

California remains the nation’s hotspot for cargo theft with Texas in second place – but overall, incidents of hijacked loads are down, compared to the same period last year. That’s the word on national cargo theft activity in the second quarter of 2017 from a new CargoNet report based on supply chain intelligence from its nationwide cargo-tracking and anti-theft network. According to the report, CargoNet logged…

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…

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…

Jeep Wrangler

Nine Motorcycle Gang Charged in Sophisticated High-Tech Auto Theft Scheme Targeting 150 Jeeps

According to court records, the transnational criminal organization is responsible for the theft of more than 150 Jeep Wranglers worth approximately $4.5 million within San Diego County since 2014. The Hooligans used high-tech methods to disable security systems and steal away with Jeeps in just a few minutes, in the middle of the night, while unsuspecting owners slept nearby. To read…