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

17 September 2018

Manipur: Man lynched on suspicion of vehicle theft, five arrested

A 26-year-old man was lynched in Manipur’s Imphal West district on Thursday after being accused of stealing a vehicle by local residents, police said. Five people were arrested on Friday for the lynching, including a personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB).

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14 September 2018

Meath jeep thefts leave gardaĆ­ ‘baffled’

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has asked farmers to be vigilant in Meath after the theft of the 15th Land Cruiser in three months has left gardai baffled

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13 September 2018

Security experts urge Tesla owners to use two-factor authentication after…

University researchers discovered a worrying flaw in Tesla's Model S key fobs

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3 September 2018

Named the most stolen cars in Ukraine

Insurers care about your money and examine what cars are most stolen from their clients. AUTO-Consulting complements these studies. According to the insurers (resource “Alstromeria”), the probability of car theft depends on several factors:

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29 August 2018


A highly visible crime that causes widespread feelings of insecurity among citizens

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20 August 2018

Motor insurance claims decline after introduction of anti-fraud measures

Decision by insurers to report suspicious claims to Garda leads to fall in claims

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15 August 2018

Stolen Tesla vehicles in the US have almost all been recovered: 112 out…

American thieves really need to rethink their strategy when it comes to stealing Tesla vehicles because they are being caught at an alarming rate.

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9 August 2018

66th International Training seminar, Pittsburgh

The Seminar run between 5-10 August at Sheraton hotel, Pittsburgh. Over 300 delegates from around the world. Classes and training with a wide of topics with very good speakers. Saturday 4th delegates invited to see a Baseball game with Pittsburgh Pirates. On Wednesday a river criuse on the rivers of…

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30 July 2018

These are the West Midlands’ most stolen cars - is your brand on…

Police boss bidding to crank up pressure on manufacturers over security

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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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