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.

About IAATI

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

10 December 2018

On the rise: Vehicle theft, a ‘sophisticated’ crime

SANTA CRUZ — It was a normal scenario: Deputies who saw a stolen car parked in a lot near the Aptos Village construction area last week waited rather than immediately recovering the red 1999 Volkswagen Jetta.

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6 December 2018

Operation Trivium strikes again: Five years targeting mobile organised…

Joint operation in four EU Member States: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Lithuania, coordinated by the Dutch National Police.  Several hits led to further investigations by the German and Lithuanian authorities. The operation was coordinated from Europol’s Coordination Centre

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3 December 2018

Warning to Brits over fake number plates as simple tips could stop YOU…

THOUSANDS of drivers in the UK could be at risk of having their number plates stolen and cloned by crooks who use them dodge fines and commit crime.

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30 November 2018

No-deal Brexit will leave both UK and EU at greater risk of crime and terrorism,…

Security minister Ben Wallace will admit that the country's safety will be placed in jeopardy by no-deal Brexit in a speech to law enforcement and security leaders.  

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26 November 2018

British police now using their vehicles to knock moped thieves off their…

Police officers will use their vehicles to knock moped thieves off their bikes - even during high-speed pursuits, Scotland Yard has said. Commander Amanda Pearson, of the Met's front-line policing unit, said a hard-line approach using "tactical contact" is needed to stop dangerous chases and arrest…

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22 November 2018

Why YOUR keyless car could be gone in 23 seconds

It’s a crimewave reaching epidemic proportions and the gadgets used to hack into your car and steal it are being sold to thieves by High Street locksmiths

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19 November 2018

Investigation: Carjackers making just £200 for every stolen Audi, BMW…

Carjackers and thieves hacking key security systems are being paid as little as £200 for the high-end vehicles they are stealing, a BirminghamLive investigation has revealed.

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16 November 2018

VW now lets Apple users unlock their cars with Siri

VW announced on Monday that its smartphone app now supports Siri commands for Apple users. Notably, Apple users can now unlock and lock their Volkswagen with a Siri voice command.

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13 November 2018

Sharp rise in patent applications for self-driving vehicles in Europe,…

A study published today, 6 November 2018, by the European Patent Office (EPO) reveals that innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDV) is accelerating fast and finds that patent protection strategies in the area of self-driving vehicle technology more closely resemble those in the information and…

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9 November 2018

2017 Germany: Most-Frequently Stolen Car Brands and Models

In 2017, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW were the car brands most frequently stolen in Germany. However, per number of insured cars, the theft risk was the highest for Land Rover and Porsche owners. The total numbers of car stolen in Germany in 2017 was at a decade low although the cost to insurers increased…

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