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Title: VEHICLE THEFT COUNTERMEASURES IN THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF VEHICLE TITLE - GUIDELINES MANUAL - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): M DIMICELI; H B BECKER
Corporate Author: Arthur Young and Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Arthur Young and Co
Washington, DC 20036
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: DOT HS 6-01425
Publication Number: DOT HS 803 236
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STATE VEHICLE TITLING AND REGISTRATION PROCESSES ARE VULNERABLE TO 'LEGAL' RETITLING OF STOLEN VEHICLES. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR IMPROVED PROCEDURES TO REDUCE FRAUDULENT RETITLING INCIDENCES.
Abstract: VEHICLE THEFT STATISTICS CONTINUE TO RISE WHILE THE PERCENTAGE OF RECOVERY DECLINES, CURRENTLY STANDING AT 30 PERCENT. AS A RESULT OF TITLE PROGRAM DEFICIENCIES AND ABUSES, PROFESSIONAL CAR THEFT OPERATIONS OBTAIN LEGITIMATE STATE-APPROVED TITLES FOR STOLEN VEHICLES THROUGH TITLE ISSUANCE BY MAIL OR WITHOUT INSPECTION, AND FRAUDULENT USE OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. ALTHOUGH STATE REGISTRATION LAWS WERE INITIATED TO GENERATE REVENUES, THEY ARE NOW BEING USED TO PROVIDE A CURRENT RECORD OF OWNERSHIP. TO MEET THESE NEW DEMANDS, THE TITLE REGISTRATION SYSTEM MUST BE ALTERED. DOCUMENT AND VEHICLE INSPECTIONS SHOULD BE PERFORMED CONSISTENTLY AND VIGILANTLY BY PERSONNEL TRAINED TO RECOGNIZE FRAUD. NATIONAL UNIFORMITY FOR STATE CERTIFICATES OF TITLE IS URGED. MOREOVER, A VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER SHOULD BE ASSIGNED TO ALL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED AND SOLD IN THE U.S. THE COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM SUGGESTED HERE, IF IMPLEMENTED AND MAINTAINED NATIONALLY, WOULD REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF FRAUDULENTLY-TITLED VEHICLES, THE MARKET FOR STOLEN VEHICLES, AND ULTIMATELY THE INCIDENCE OF MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS APPENDED. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Fraud; Motor Vehicle Theft; Vehicle identification
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