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Title: NATB (National Automobile Theft Bureau) - Annual Report, 1981
Corporate Author: National Automobile Theft Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Automobile Theft Bureau
Palos Hills, IL 60465
National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
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Annotation: The 1981 activities of the National Automobile Theft Bureau (NATB) are reported, with attention to the incidence of thefts of automobiles, off-road equipment, and boats; law enforcement activities directed against salvage and 'chop-shop' operations; and personnel training.
Abstract: To help combat vehicle theft and fraud, NATB maintains in excess of 2.25 million online records with information on automobiles and other vehicles. The growth in NATB's files reflects a 15.38-percent increase over total net records added during 1980. NATB personnel participated in 971 vehicle theft, fraud, and arson training programs during 1981, and the Bureau cosponsored a prosecutors' training session dealing with vehicle theft. NATB also cooperated with the Chicago Police Department (Illinois), in developing and producing a series of 5-10 minute video training tapes on vehicle theft. NATB'S data base on vehicle fraud has increased, and the Bureau's attempts to reduce the flow of stolen vehicles across the border to Mexico. Information on the theft of heavy equipment and boats is also presented. Photographs and tables are supplied.
Index Term(s): Automobile theft information systems; Farm-related thefts; Motor Vehicle Theft; National Automobile Theft Bureau; Police training; Specialized police operations
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