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December 2012


30 December 2012

US- Auto theft strike force disbanded

Statewide: Claims dropped 89 percent from 1987 to 2011 By Mark E. Vogler mvogler@eagletribune.com LAWRENCE — At a time when Massachusetts was reputed to be the nation’s stolen car capital among states, then-Gov. Michael S. Dukakis launched his own crackdown on the $100-million-a-year business reaped by auto theft rings. In November 1993,…

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21 December 2012

Mexico - Car Theft an $11 Billion Business in Mexico

Car theft is up in Mexico Mexico's motor vehicle protection association says that car theft is the second most profitable criminal business in Mexico, after drug trafficking. While it certainly is a major problem, the association may be exaggerating. The vice president of the vehicle protection association, known its Spanish acronym ANERPV, said…

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20 December 2012

US - Theft Report 2012: Vehicle Thieves Slow Down, but Never Take a Holiday

In 2011, more than trick-or-treaters were active on Halloween as that was the busiest unofficial holiday for reported vehicles thefts. New Year's Day, however, is still the busiest official holiday, according to analysis of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) vehicle theft data by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Christmas Day holds…

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18 December 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

UK - TRACKER’S SWIFT RECOVERY OF STOLEN SWIFT CARAVAN

TRACKER’S SWIFT RECOVERY OF STOLEN SWIFT CARAVAN South Yorkshire Police seize caravan stolen from dealership in Lincolnshire www.TRACKER.co.uk Once again, TRACKER’s award-winning stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) technology is helping close the net on caravan thieves, as South Yorkshire Police successfully recover a stolen caravan. The Swift…

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17 December 2012

Canada - Cloned vehicles a top priority for Calgary police

More and more, vehicle thieves in Calgary are leaving police seeing double. In fact, the practice of vehicle cloning is becoming so prevalent, staff Sgt. Robert Rutledge said the auto-theft unit he leads has made the crime their top priority. Cloning sees thieves head online to find a vehicle identification number (VIN) of a vehicle for sale out of…

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