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.

3 Oct 2018 to 5 Oct 2018 29th IAATI European Branch Annual Training Seminar - 2018

Next annual EB-IAATI Training Seminar will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania 3-5 October 2018 at Radisson Blu Hotel Konstiticijos av. 20, LT-2600 Draft agenda availible



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

13 July 2018

Stolen motor vehicles: INTERPOL supports Finland operation

VAALIMAA, Finland – An operation supported by INTERPOL on the Finland-Russia border aimed to establish a stronger law enforcement network to better address crimes related to stolen motor vehicles. With 1,245 cars checked across the four-day operation last month, information gathered during the…

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26 June 2018

8 accused of embezzling luxury cars arrested in Hungary and Slovakia

Eight suspects of illicit vehicle trafficking have been arrested after the Hungarian and Slovakian authorities joined forces with Europol. The criminal group was under investigation for embezzling three luxury cars in 2017. The cars were originally registered in Slovakia, then reregistered in Hungary…

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25 June 2018

Stolen vehicles being used in other crimes

Saskatchewan has seen car thefts increase by almost 50 per cent in the last five years, and many of these stolen vehicles are being used in other crimes.

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21 June 2018

Terrorist threat in the EU remains high despite the decline of IS in Iraq…

New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil

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19 June 2018

95 e-commerce fraudsters arrested in international operation

95 professional fraudsters and members of internet-based criminal networks suspected of online fraud activities were arrested during the 2018 e-Commerce Action (eComm 2018), a joint law enforcement operation supported by 28 countries1 from 4 to 15 June 2018. The main goal was to target online fraud through…

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15 June 2018

Security Union: Commission welcomes agreement on a reinforced Schengen…

Brussels, 12 June 2018 Today, a political agreement was reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposals to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) – Europe's most widely used information sharing system for security and border management. Consulted…

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10 June 2018

U.S. Motorcycle Thefts Decreased in 2017

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 6, 2018 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2017. A total of 44,268 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2017 compared with 46,467 reported stolen in 2016—a decrease of 5 percent.

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8 June 2018

Improving road death data collection in the EU

A new report from our colleagues at ETSC looks at the state of the art of road death data collection across the EU. 

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5 June 2018

Vehicle crime increasingly linked to other criminal activities

CANCUN, Mexico – In recent years, law enforcement agencies have seen a rapid evolution in the global vehicle crime landscape, as well as an increased convergence with other areas of organized crime. Stolen vehicles are frequently trafficked in order to finance and carry out activities, ranging…

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30 May 2018

Crime on the dark web: law enforcement coordination is the only cure

Europol, through the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), has been supporting the investigation of criminal marketplaces on the dark web for some years by sharing tools, tactics, and techniques. The dark web hosts many of the more critical marketplaces for several criminal organisations and individual illegal…

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