Roger Morris, NICB

Vehicle theft continues its downward trend. That’s the good news, according to Roger Morris from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).  He says the most recent figures from 2013 put vehicle theft in the United States fell below 700,000 – the lowest t’s been in many years. It is particularly good since there are more cars on the road, a larger population and more multi-car families.

Mr. Morris credits the downward trend to technology.  Many of the thefts today are financial fraud, with leasers stealing the car without making payments, and ship the car overseas.  Spin-switching, cloning and other sophisticated schemes make it difficult to bring in law enforcement. The NICB has taken to working with auto rental companies, major lenders and auto manufacturers to increase awareness of the crime.

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