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NICB’s Hot Wheels: America’s 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

August 20, 2014 Comments off

NICB’s Hot Wheels: America’s 10 Most Stolen Vehicles
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report, which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2013.

Also in today’s release is a list of the top 25 2013 vehicle makes and models that were reported stolen in calendar year 2013.

For 2013, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were (total thefts in parentheses):

1. Honda Accord (53,995)
2. Honda Civic (45,001)
3. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (27,809)
4. Ford Pickup (Full Size) (26,494)
5. Toyota Camry (14,420)
6. Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,347)
7. Dodge Caravan (10,911)
8. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (9,272)
9. Toyota Corolla (9,010)
10. Nissan Altima (8,892)

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Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

July 17, 2014 Comments off

Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau
From press release:

For 2013, the 10 MSAs with the highest vehicle theft rates were:

 

2013 Ranking 2012 Ranking
1. Bakersfield, Calif. 3.
2. Fresno, Calif. 2.
3. Modesto, Calif. 1.
4. San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward, Calif. 6.
5. Stockton-Lodi, Calif. 4.
6. Redding, Calif. 10.
7. Spokane-Spokane Valley, Wash. 9.
8. Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif. 8.
9. San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif. 7.
10. Yuba City, Calif. 31.

Motorcycle Thefts in the United States for 2013

July 7, 2014 Comments off

Motorcycle Thefts in the United States for 2013
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2013. A total of 45,367 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2013 compared with 46,601 reported stolen in 2012—a decrease of 1.5 percent.

Insured Metal Theft Claims See Three-Year Decline

May 15, 2014 Comments off

Insured Metal Theft Claims See Three-Year Decline
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau

In a new report released today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) sees hopeful evidence that the national problem of metal theft might be decreasing. The report reviews metal theft insurance claims from Jan. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2013.

In 2011, a total of 14,676 metal theft claims were processed. The number dropped to 13,603 in 2012 and decreased again in 2013 to 10,807—a decline of over 26 percent from 2011. During this period, 41,138 insurance claims for the theft of copper, bronze, brass or aluminum were handled—39,976 of them (97 percent) for copper alone. When the number of metal theft claims per month and monthly average copper prices are compared, the number of claims filed is found to have a statistically significant correlation with the price of copper.

As in our previous report on metal theft, Ohio ranked first of all the states generating 4,144 metal theft claims. It was followed by Texas (2,827); California (2,489); Pennsylvania (2,345) and Georgia (2,067).

NICB Releases 2012 Heavy Equipment Theft Report

October 15, 2013 Comments off

NICB Releases 2012 Heavy Equipment Theft Report
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released a report on heavy equipment thefts in 2012. This report, co-produced with the National Equipment Register (NER), examines heavy equipment theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and profiles that data according to theft state, theft city, theft month, equipment manufacturer, equipment style (type) and year of manufacture. The report also examines heavy equipment recoveries in 2012 based on those same criteria. NER is a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) company.

In 2012, a total of 10,925 heavy equipment thefts were reported to law enforcement—a decrease of 7 percent from the 11,705 reported in 2011. When compared with the 13,511 reported thefts in 2008, there has been an overall 19 percent reduction in heavy equipment thefts.

Texas ranked number one in 2012 with 1,401 reported thefts. In second place was North Carolina with 1,037 thefts followed by Florida in third with 890 thefts. In fourth place was California with 686 thefts, and tied for fifth—Georgia and South Carolina with 595 each. The top five cities with the most thefts were Houston (163); Miami (107); Conroe, Texas (83); Oklahoma City, Okla. (79) and Fresno, Calif. (64).

NICB’s Hot Wheels: Popular 10 Most Stolen Vehicles List

August 21, 2013 Comments off

NICB’s Hot Wheels: Popular 10 Most Stolen Vehicles List
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released an expanded, data-rich version of its popular Hot Wheels report—its list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2012.

A first-edition feature is also contained in today’s report: a look at the top 25 2012 vehicle makes and models that were reported stolen in calendar year 2012.

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NICB Reports Hail Damage Claims in the United States, 2010-2012

July 23, 2013 Comments off

NICB Reports Hail Damage Claims in the United States, 2010-2012
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today reported that insurance claims resulting from hailstorm damage increased 84 percent in 2012 from their 2010 level. In 2010, there were 467,602 hail damage claims filed. That number increased to 689,267 in 2011 and to 861,597 in 2012—an overall increase of 84 percent from 2010 to 2012.

The nation has experienced severe storms (wind, tornado, hail) that are occurring with more intensity and affecting more areas of the country. While scientists debate why these storms occur, no one argues with their effects—extensive property damage and, many times, loss of life. The property damage can be as minimal as a few broken shingles to total destruction of buildings. This report focuses just on insurance claims resulting from hail damage.

Over 2 million hail damage claims were processed from Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2012. During this period, the top five states generating hail damage claims were Texas (320,823); Missouri (138,857); Kansas (126,490); Colorado (118,118) and Oklahoma (114,168).

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