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.

International Association of Auto theft Investigators European Branch

5 Oct 2016 to 7 Oct 2016 IAATI European Branch Annual Training Seminar - 2016

Next IAATI European Branch training seminar will be held i Torremolinos, Spain. The Seminar will take place from 5th till 7th of October at Hotel: SOL PRINCIPE - Paseo Colorado 26 - 29620 TORREMOLINOS (Malaga) Please be advised that we will have a small "Companion program" On Thursday companions will be be transported to Malaga for a guided walking…



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.

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

29 September 2016

North Yorkshire rural crime surge sees vehicles targeted

Police have issued an urgent warning to residents in rural areas of Craven to take extra security precautions after a spate of recent quad bike and Land Rover thefts.  

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28 September 2016

FBI: Property crimes down, violent crimes up in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., (WGXA) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2015 crime statistics, which were released on Monday, indicate an overall decline in property crimes from 2014 and an increase in violent crimes.

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26 September 2016

Cowboy firms are coaching British tourists to make dodgy claims for sickness…

Cowboy firms are systematically coaching British tourists to lie about holiday sickness to win thousands of pounds in compensation.  

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23 September 2016

Car thief strikes in 30 seconds

Durban - A Durban car thief has left the movie Gone In 60 Seconds in his dust by stealing a car in less than 30 seconds.

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20 September 2016

Property and cars worth £50,000 stolen from North-east home

Property worth around £50,000 has been stolen following a break-in. Two vehicles, a red Mini Countryman with the registration number J40 GCR and a silver Land Rover Discovery with the registration number SY05 RNF, were taken from a property at Glamourhaugh Crescent, Huntly,…

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15 September 2016

Luxury cars worth €2m stolen in Ireland and destined for sale abroad…

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12 September 2016

Ontario police, transportation ministry “at odds” about process for…

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9 September 2016

European Raiders Target Whiskey and Salmon as Cargo Thefts Jump

Criminals are stealing a wider range and higher value of goods from trucks and warehouses across Europe than ever before, with foodstuffs, alcohol and clothing now more common targets than cash and electronics.

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6 September 2016

These are the worst hijacking spots in South Africa in 2016

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5 September 2016

Is government ‘twiddling thumbs’ over crisis as crooks eye Victoria…

ICTORIA’S stolen car crisis is at risk of worsening because the government is “twiddling its thumbs”, the state’s peak automotive business group says.

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