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. It is not possible to register for the seminar yet, (we will let everybody know when with prices and procedures) Program will be availible at a later date.



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

21 April 2017

Cars stolen in Spain found in Cyprus

MADRID: Police in Limassol seized four luxury vehicles that were reported stolen in Spain, it was announced on Thursday. The cars were among 16 reported stolen to Spanish authorities between January 24 and February 17, and shipped to Cyprus through Portugal.

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18 April 2017

Jeep Renegade: Stolen Key As Bad As Stolen Car

If you were to have your Jeep Renegade key stolen, you might as well start looking for a new car or at least that is what the dealer told one Jeep Renegade owner after he reported that his key was stolen.

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13 April 2017

Romania and France dismantle organised crime network specialised in truck…

Romanian and French authorities, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled an international criminal network composed of 28 Romanian nationals suspected of having stolen goods worth over EUR 4 million from delivery trucks.

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10 April 2017

Uber says stolen self-driving car files never touched its servers

SAN FRANCISCO — A contentious lawsuit that could affect the development of self-driving cars took another hairpin turn Friday when Uber filed a response to the suit by Google's self-driving car company Waymo, saying it doesn't have the 14,000 files Waymo claims one of Uber's top…

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3 April 2017

Fake Ferrari Driver Jailed After Insurance Scam

He crashed his Toyota MR2 into his friend's rental car and tried to claim off the insurance.

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31 March 2017

Encouraging results in 2016 call for continued efforts to save

The 2016 road safety statistics released today by the Commission show a drop of 2% in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU last year.25,500 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2016, 600fewer than in 2015 and 6,000 fewer than in 2010.

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27 March 2017

Huge drugs haul underscores transnational organized crime threat – INTERPOL…

LYON, France – The seizure of more than 55 tonnes of drugs in an international operation across Latin America and West Africa between 6 to 15 March underlines the ‘massive scale' of activities of transnational organized crime groups, INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock said.…

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23 March 2017

Gone in 45 Seconds: GEICO Offers Tips to Help Protect Your Car from Theft

GEICO investigators see it time and time again. You park your car, only to return later to discover it’s gone. It happens every 45 seconds according to a recent Insurance Information Institute report. The FBI says that more than 700,000 cars were stolen in 2015 – that’s nearly 2,000…

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20 March 2017

UK’s Most Stolen Cars

We’ve all seen thieves hotwiring a car in the movies – a relatively simple process of brute force and basic wiring knowledge. Fortunately, cars have come a long way in terms of anti-theft security. Based on traditional methods of old, modern technology makes car theft an impossible task…

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17 March 2017

Could your key fob put you at risk for auto theft?

Warning about new trend! Lock and unlock your car manually!

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