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5 Stolen Car Recovery Facts Drivers Need to Know in 2022

January 11, 2022
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As discussed in our blog on car theft statistics by state, recent reports on stolen cars have been on the rise across the country. But, perhaps just as important as knowing whether you live in a high car theft area is knowing what your chances are of recovering a stolen vehicle. Let’s take a look at five must-know stolen car...
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Buckle Up for a Surge in Vehicle Theft on New Year’s

December 27, 2021
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Crime doesn’t take days off—especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, major holidays usually show an uptick in vehicle theft nationwide.  While everyone is off celebrating with friends and family, pleasantly distracted by food, drinks, and the holiday season, a car thief finds the perfect opportunity to swipe a vehicle.  And the worst holiday for car theft is right around the corner....
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What To Do When Your Car Is Stolen

December 21, 2021
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If it’s your first time experiencing theft, you may not know where to start or what to do when your car is stolen. With the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) releasing reports of increasing vehicle theft reversing a two-year decline, you’re probably not the only one.  So, where do you begin when you find yourself staring at an empty parking...
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2021 Car Theft Statistics By State: The Worst States For Car Theft

November 23, 2021
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Data from the last year has been released by the National Crime Insurance Bureau (NCIB) and organized by Statista to provide U.S. residents with new insight into car theft statistics by state.  From what October’s data concludes, car owners nationally experienced volatile spikes in car theft reportings, making vehicle theft the single most common form of property crime. State-wide and...
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What’s the difference between a vehicle recovery system and a recovery device?

November 9, 2021
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There are more than 282 million vehicles registered in the U.S., and 78 million of the cars on the road are equipped with vehicle tracking technology, a vehicle recovery system, or both.  In one of our previous blogs, we’ve discussed in detail how vehicle recovery devices work, but how are they different from vehicle recovery systems? Often used interchangeably, these...
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What Is Better: VIN Etching or a Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 26, 2021
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Whether you regularly park in areas where car theft is a concern or are just looking for an added layer of security, simple measures can protect your vehicle and provide peace of mind. As vehicle theft rates rise, two methods have emerged to give drivers an added layer of security: VIN etching and GPS technology.  In recent years, more and...
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What Is a Stolen Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 4, 2021
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“I swear I parked it right here.”  These are every car or dealership owner’s last words before they realize they may have become a victim of auto theft. Unfortunately, this misfortune is all too common, with vehicles reported stolen every 43.8 seconds in the U.S.  Despite preventative measures, theft is still an unfortunate reality of every-day life, a reality that...
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Does Car Insurance Cover Theft? 6 Common Questions Answered

September 20, 2021
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Does Car Insurance Cover Theft? What Your Coverage Plan Does & Does Not Cover So, you’re running late for your movie, and your friends are sitting in the theater, popcorn in hand and saving you a seat. You hastily park the car, slam the door, and run inside. Two hours later, you walk back to the parking garage with your...
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How to Prevent Keyless Car Theft: 5 Methods

September 8, 2021
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Today’s car thieves aren’t picking locks or breaking windows, they’ve become tech savvy just like the vehicles they steal.  When drivers traded their old-school keys for keyless entry fobs, many thought they were investing in a car invincible to theft. Much like the case with any new and emerging technology, they were wrong. This left vehicle owners wondering how to...
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Drivers Are at Serious Risk of Vehicle Theft as Car Prices Surge

August 10, 2021
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Though vehicle theft has been on the decline since 2017, 2020 experienced a sudden jolt. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an estimated 873,080 vehicles were reported stolen in 2020. This is an unanticipated increase from the 721,885 vehicles counted in 2019. While this is most likely attributable to the economic turbulence experienced by many in 2020, it...
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