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) Registration availible, please use registration form



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

24 August 2016

Atlanta police sees trend in theft of keyless-ignition cars

ATLANTA (CBS46) - Police are issuing a warning and reminder about convenient car technology that can be tempting to criminals. Atlanta police say local communities have seen a trend involving thefts of cars that have the push button start (PBS) feature. It doesn't require a traditional key in the…

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22 August 2016

Watch horrific moment five masked men jump out of stolen car to commit…

THE five men were all armed and threatened the victims with an axe and a crowbar as they demanded money from a property.

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17 August 2016

Romania sets up Insurance Fraud Investigation Bureau

Romania’s Financial Supervisory Authority – ASF will set up a special department that will supervise and investigate frauds in the insurance sector.

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16 August 2016

Malaysia, a staging post for stolen Aussie cars

KUALA LUMPUR: Audis, BMWs and Mercedes-Benz, many valued at over A$100,000, are being stolen in Victoria suburbs in Australia and making their way to Malaysia. Here, they are shipped to other Asian countries, the Middle-East and Europe, according to the Herald Sun.

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15 August 2016

Perceptions about higher crime don’t match national, local statistics

About 61 percent of U.S. citizens believe overall crime in the United States has increased in the past 10 years even though it hasn’t, according to a study The Huffington Post and YouGov released last week.

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10 August 2016

New Jeeps are Being Targeted by Car Thieves

Hot wiring a new car has become almost impossible, but as car technology is updated so are the car thieves.Security video outside of a Houston home shows this guy getting into a Jeep Wrangler and breaking out his laptop

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5 August 2016

Stolen cars recovered in Spanish operation targeting vehicle trafficking

ALGECIRAS, Spain -  An operation targeting the trafficking of stolen vehicles in Spain has led to the recovery of nearly 20 cars in nine days.

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2 August 2016

Honda tops list of most-stolen cars

The National Insurance Crime Bureau's Hot Wheels list compiles stolen vehicle data from law enforcement to determine which vehicles are most coveted by crooks.

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1 August 2016

Man charged after woman killed in West Melbourne hit-and-run

A 22-year-old man has been charged after a young woman from New South Wales was hit and killed by a car in West Melbourne earlier today, in what police have called a "waste of human life".  

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