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.

6 Nov 2019 to 8 Nov 2019 30th IAATI European Branch Annual Training Seminar - 2019

The 30th IAATI EB SEMINAR will take place from 6th - 8th November 2019 in LJUBLJANA -SLOVENIA



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.

Arne Knippel
EB-IAATI president

Latest News

20 February 2019

The BMW X5 is the UK’s most stolen car

If you own any of the cars mentioned in this story, prepare to be more vigilant, because we're about the share the most stolen cars of the last two years.

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18 February 2019

Eurojust, Georgia to Counter Organized Crime

Eurojust – European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, and Georgia will sign an agreement of cooperation in criminal matters, Eurojust reported on February 14, following the European Parliament’s voting in favor of the deal.

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15 February 2019

Car thieves can steal your motor in just six seconds using gadget that…

The Sun's investigation team was able to pinch ten cars in just a few moments — highlighting the glaring security weakness in keyless motors

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12 February 2019

BMW driver ‘behind cash for crash scams filmed doing same trick three…

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4 February 2019

Nissan to cancel plans to make X-Trail SUV in UK: report

LONDON Japanese carmaker Nissan is cancelling plans to make the next model of its X-Trail sports utility vehicle in Britain, less than two months before the country is due to leave the European Union, broadcaster Sky News said on Saturday.

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31 January 2019

Car theft in the UK hits new heights

Car theft within the UK has risen by almost 50% in the last five years, with the blame pointed at modern car keys and falling police numbers. According to data published by the home office, 111,999 vehicles were stolen in the financial year 2017/18 – up from 75,308 in the same period for 2013/14.…

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28 January 2019

Ford posts quarterly loss amid struggles in Europe, China

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co., which has struggled overseas and saw U.S. sales fall last year, reported its first quarterly net loss in two years Wednesday. The Dearborn, Michigan, company said it lost $116 million, or 3 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with a $2.52 billion…

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11 January 2019

IFED secures 239 years’ jail time for fraudsters as specialist unit turns…

Jointly funded by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Corporation of Lloyd’s, the IFED is a specialist police unit dedicated to tackling insurance fraud. IT’s committed to addressing high volume and organised criminality. The unit works in collaboration with multiple law enforcement…

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2 January 2019

No-deal Brexit could put public at risk, warns Met chief

The public could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU in March without an official agreement, the UK's most senior police officer has said. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said a no-deal exit would threaten access to EU-wide criminal databases and make it harder to extradite people from abroad.

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