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How Chop Shops Work: Vehicle Theft on the Rise

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Previously, we took a closer look at why recent FBI data shows a rise in vehicle thefts across the U.S. One of the most alarming trends we noticed is how these thefts are not only increasing nationwide, but are

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Protect Your Business From Construction Asset Theft

The start of the summer typically marks the high point for consumer vehicle thefts, which is why we’ve designated July National Vehicle Theft Protection Month. Although these thefts usually get the most attention, it is also common for thieves to target commercial fleets, including construction vehicles and equipment. The 2014 National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)

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Why Vehicle Theft Is Rising Across the Country

  More vehicles are stolen in the summer months than during any other time. That’s why LoJack has designated July National Vehicle Theft Protection Month (NVTPM) to help educate drivers about how they can best protect their vehicles. It’s especially important to be vigilant this summer, as data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report shows

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The Value of The LoJack System to Communities

The LoJack®  Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is a small device that is covertly installed in a vehicle, with the hope that it can recover a stolen vehicle if the owner is unfortunate enough to be the victim of auto theft.  A number of years ago, the authors of a study (Ayers and Levitt) found that

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Chevy Camaro – Attractive Auto Theft Target; Multiple Recent Recoveries

Update: May 15 – Two More Camaro Recoveries in Bay Area Barely a month after the original post, and we’ve seen two more Chevrolet Camaro recoveries in Bay Area.  The first is a 2015 Camaro SS that was reported stolen and found in Oakland.  The second Camaro Recovery was found by the Alameda County Regional

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Auto Theft up in Colorado, Hitting Subaru Owners

Colorado is battling an auto theft surge, with the total thefts increasing 27% in 2016 according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Owners of Subaru cars are getting hit hard. Thieves aren’t just stealing them for joyrides anymore, and it can be serious business.  What victims get back may not be what they want to

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Auto Theft on the Rise in Oregon

As we’ve discussed on this blog in the past, the west coast is a hot bed for auto theft. California is the top state for auto theft, and Washington is not far behind at #4. A trend is also emerging in Oregon, where auto theft has increased 10% over the previous year according to recent FBI

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LoJack Releases 8th Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report

LoJack is happy to announce the release of our 8th Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, which details our recovery data for 2016. The data was revealed in an infographic earlier today. The key highlights of the 8th installment of the report include: Increase in Recoveries Helps Slow the Cycle of Crime Law enforcement officials recovered over

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Top Vehicle Theft Trends in the U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)

  Recently, LoJack released the “Top Stolen Vehicle Theft Trends” infographic, which highlights the most recent auto theft data from the FBI and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The graphic compares the top 20 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) for total auto theft according to the 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Report and the top 10

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Thieves Believed to be using Wireless Device to Unlock Doors

Thieves continue to use bold techniques to break into cars, and this recent news story highlights how a suspect used what appears to be a wireless device to open the door of an SUV parked overnight in the owner’s driveway.  While the vehicle wasn’t stolen, their belongings were, including passports that were inadvertently left in the

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