NICB in the News: Most Stolen Vehicles in 2016

(NY Post) Why these are the most stolen cars in America

Car thieves covet 20-year-old Hondas more than any other vehicle in the country.

According to the most recent data compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the 1997 Accord and 1998 Civic were the most stolen cars nationwide in 2016.

Read the full story here.

(Claims Journal)NICB Releases Latest Hot Wheels Theft Report

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) 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 2016.

Included with today’s release is a list of the top 25 2016 vehicle makes and models that were reported stolen in calendar year 2016.

Read the full story here.

( You Drive One of the Most Stolen Cars?

At this point, owners of 20-year-old Honda Accords must be getting sick of “Have you checked the garage recently?” jokes. According to a just-released report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Honda Accord topped the list of most stolen vehicles for the ninth year in a row — with the 1997 model year of the perennial best-seller proving most popular among theives.

Read the full story here.

(KNBC) – NICB’s Hot Wheels Report



The Mystery of the Mystery Device

Last March we reported on thieves who are using high-tech electronic devices. These devices would be used to break through the keyless-entry systems that lock up modern cars.


A thief breaks into a vehicle using a “mystery device” – NICB

These “mystery devices” can allegedly read the frequencies emitted from key remotes when clicked, but a thief would need to be standing very close by in order to pull that off. How these devices actually work is still a matter of debate, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau believes there’s no evidence they can start a car.

In this edition of Fraud Files we focus on the mystery device trend and a new one that  have become very popular the past year.

To view more episodes of Fraud Files click here.

Insurance Fraud Headlines for May 6, 2015

Here are the top insurance fraud headlines for today:

* Dozens Accused of Insurance Fraud, Auto Theft (KATC)

* Ex-state worker falsified insurance cards, stole food stamp benefits (

* Murder trial begins for man police say staged accident as cover up (CBS 21 News)

* Insurers See Impact from Wearable Devices Within 2 Years (Insurance Journal)

NICB Featured in Several Media Outlets Regarding VIN Cloning Recovery

Last week the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released the story on VIN Cloning to the public. Over the weekend the story was featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America and various newspaper outlets. Below are some of the websites you can find our story at:

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ABC World News Tonight

How Thieves Can Steal Your Car’s Identity



Good Morning America

VIN Cloning Steals the Identities of Other Vehicles

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Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Invasion of the Car Snatchers?



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Yahoo! Finance

Stolen Vehicle Clones: Hot Cars in Cool Disguises


Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800-TEL-NICB (800-835-6422), texting keyword “fraud” to TIP411.