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.

29 Mar 2017 Extraordinary general meeting of the members of EB-IAATI

Dear Members, We are pleased to invite you to an extraordinary general meeting of the members to be held in front of Notary Public Peter Van Melkebeke, associated notary at Berquin Notarissen, at Lloyd Georgelaan 11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium on 29 March 2017 at 3 p.m. (local time).



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

27 February 2017

Motorcycles and vehicle parts believed stolen found in shipping container…

Stolen motorcycles and vehicle parts were discovered in a shipping container in Horton Kirby. Police tracked a signal from a stolen bike on Wednesday and found themselves at a property in Lombard Street. 

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22 February 2017

Organized criminals continue to target Edmonton vehicles with car-related…

A small group of organized criminals is being blamed for the escalation of vehicle-related crime numbers in Edmonton, with theft of and from vehicles now at a six-year high.

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22 February 2017

Car and large vehicle theft

Some burglars may break in to your property looking for the keys to your vehicle. Always store keys away from doors and windows and park in your garage if you have one.  

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20 February 2017

1,389 vehicles, 884 motorcycles stolen from capital in three years, Senate…

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Friday that during the last three years 1389 vehicles and 884 motorcycles were stolen from the federal capital's jurisdiction with a recovery rate of almost 20 per cent.

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17 February 2017

Missing vehicles: The car theft is not greed, it is poverty

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16 February 2017

Inside Europol

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14 February 2017

38,644 motor theft cases registered in 2016: Delhi Police

New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) A total of 38,644 motor theft cases were registered in 2016 as compared to 32,279 such cases in 2015, Delhi Police said today.

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13 February 2017

Car Thieves Love Iran-Made Peugeots

Several videos have emerged online purporting to show Iranian-made Peugeots being broken into with astonishing speed. Dozens of videos uploaded to Iran’s local video upload website aparat.com show that cars ranging from Peugeot 405, Pars and 206 are easy to enter in a matter of seconds in very…

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9 February 2017

Warn of increase in theft from vehicles across Slough

Thames Valley Police have issued crime prevention advice to help residents protect their vehicle and belongings today.  The advice follows an increase in reported incidents across Slough in recent months.

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9 February 2017

Lawmaker urges longer terms for car thieves in fatal wrecks

SANTA FE – The collision that killed a mother and her teenage daughter – caused by thieves in a stolen van, police say – could lead to stiffer criminal penalties the next time a similar crash occurs.

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