Welcome to IAATI European Branch

IAATI is the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

This association was founded in the USA in 1952. Since 1989 we have a European Branch with members from 30 countries.

25 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017 28th IAATI European Branch Annual Training Seminar - 2017

Next annual EB-IAATI Training Seminar will be held in Prague, Czech Republic between 25-27 October 2017. Registration and hotel reservaton is now possible. Use documents attached ROOMS ARE TO BE RESERVED BY YOURSELF DIRECT TO THE HOTEL BY SEPARATE HOTEL-FORM Attention: there are only 175 rooms reserved!!! When the contingent rooms is full used, …



IAATI is a non-profit organization of both public and private professionals. The membership is made up from representatives of serving and retired police-officers, custom officers, insurance companies and their investigators, vehicle rental companies, car leasing companies, members of the vehicle licensing organizations, vehicle manufacturers, lawyers and many others with a legitimate professional interest in vehicle investigation, prevention and education.

Our officers, executive board and various committee chairs are elected from the general membership. Our most effective weapon to combat car crime related offences co-operation between all levels. Members of IAATI are not busy with combating car theft only, but also with other car or heavy equipment related crime.

Through our website and forum members can find other members worldwide. We organize an annual meeting and because we have members in many countries of Europe, every year we select a country to host this seminar. These seminars as well as contact between the members provide the opportunity to network and keep up with the latest developments.


For more information read our about us page.

Jari Tiainen
EB-IAATI president

Latest News

24 May 2017

These five ‘little white lies’ could kill your insurance cover

You may think there's no harm in a little white lie - but when it comes to your insurance policy. According to a survey by money-saving website VoucherCodesPro a shockingly high number of drivers have deliberately told porkies to try and lower their insurance premium. The Mirror reported an astounding…

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19 May 2017

NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Post Increase in 2016

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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…

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16 May 2017

Applied DNA Sciences Fighting International Gang Collaboration for Car…

STONY BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (“Applied DNA”)(NASDAQ:APDN), a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and DNA mass production for diagnostics, is helping break up international gangs of car thieves.

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12 May 2017

Is your car worth less than £5,000?

Criminals target cheap motors rather than top-end cars leaving millions of everyday motorists at risk from vehicle theft

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8 May 2017

Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam

Criminals are using eBay to sell stolen and cloned cars, duping victims out of tens of thousands of pounds, a BBC investigation has revealed.

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5 May 2017

Professional European crime gang targets Irish car owners

GARDAI are hunting a professional European crime gang behind a car-hacking crimewave sweeping across Ireland.

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5 May 2017

Unlocked vehicles blamed for theft spike in Temple

Temple Police say vehicle thefts and burglaries have steadily been on the rise since 2016, mainly due to people leaving their vehicles unlocked.

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3 May 2017

THE number of crimes recorded in Greater Manchester rose by more than 10…

Theft rose by four per cent, burglary by three per cent, vehicle crime by two per cent and shoplifting by three per cent.

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27 April 2017

What to do if your car is stolen and recovered?

Car theft is a reality we all live with – what do you do if your stolen car is located and reclaimed? Here are some answers…

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24 April 2017

Europol and the People’s Republic of China join forces to fight transnational…

The Vice Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, Meng Hongwei, and Europol’s Director, Rob Wainwright, signed today a strategic cooperation agreement to expand cooperation to combat cross-border criminal activities. The agreement will enable both partners to work on…

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