Auto insurance vehicle theft statistics released in Ohio

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For yet another year, a Dodge van has topped the list of popular stolen vehicles. For four years in a row, Ohio’s most popularly stolen vehicle, according to auto insurance industry statistics in the state, is the 2000 Dodge Caravan. Criminals tend to target that vehicle because of its lack of challenging anti-theft features. Moreover, beyond the fact that it isn’t hard to break into or steal, its parts can bring in a hefty sum in aftermarket sales, say experts in auto insurance. Of course, this minivan isn’t the only…

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Auto theft statistics show West Coast has worst results

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Areas in California warned to take efforts for prevention to save on insurance. According to the auto theft statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the West Coast of the United States have the worst rates in the entire country. This same data did have a positive side, though, as the overall number of stolen cars are declining. In 4 of the top 10 American metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), there was a collective increase of 925 of the number of stolen vehicles reported last year. However, among the remaining…

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NavStar Technologies to use new technology to meet auto insurance industry needs for vehicle theft

Commercial product and service producer for the monitoring, tracking, and reporting of high-value assets, NavStar Technologies, Inc., has announced the development of a new hardware platform that is designed to address the monitoring and tracking needs of several segments of the insurance marketplace – primarily for automobile insurers. The company will be leveraging this new product to provide the auto insurance industry with a solution with an ultra-low cost in order to help recover some of the over 700,000 vehicles that are reported as stolen every year in the US,…

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Cadillac Escalade tops the HLDI’s list for the fourth year as most likely to be stolen

For the fourth year in a row, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has placed the Cadillac Escalade at the top of its list of vehicles that are most likely to be stolen. The institute has based its rankings on the claims data from auto insurance companies from 2008 and 2009. According to the HLDI, among the vehicles holding the top ten positions with the highest frequency of theft, eight are large vehicles from Ford or General motors, including trucks and SUVs. The remaining two on the list are different…

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Top 12 most stolen vehicles in the U.S.

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the most stolen models of cars, which is compiled using the National Insurance Crime Bureau Hot Wheels Report statistics. According to a spokesperson for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Frank Scafidi, though many people would imagine that the struggling economy would lead to an increase in street crime, “There is no empirical data to make that kind of broad statement,” so the organization is working to try to minimize that assumption. The FBI’s crime division’s statistics actually showed that 2010 had the…

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