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NCJ Number: 94424 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Vehicle Theft Prevention Strategies
Author(s): B N W Lee; G P Rikoski
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 122
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph explains the nature and extent of the automobile theft problem in the United States; presents strategies being used in the public and private sectors to deal with this problem; and presents guidelines for coordinating all types of vehicle theft prevention and control activities at the State, regional, and national levels.
Abstract: Information for the study came from an advisory panel of experts, a literature review, contacts with organizations, onsite observations in four States (Massachusetts, New York, California, and Illinois), interviews, and other contacts. Measures being taken or needed in the vehicle manufacturing, dismantling, recycling, and scrap processing industries are described. An examination of titling and registration practices covers the strategies in three major areas: fraudulent ownership documentation, alterations in vehicle identification numbers, and switching of salvage vehicles. A discussion of insurance company practices considers the prevention of vehicle theft insurance fraud, the improvement of insurance practices in total loss settlements, and the prevention of theft and fraud through a supportive insurance market system. The role of the criminal justice system is described in terms of five topics: prevention through public education activities, the collection of accurate information, the provision of specialized investigation, the use of law reform, and interjurisdictional cooperation. Forms, checklists, footnotes, and appendixes presenting information on State legislation and related information are supplied.
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Insurance fraud; Motor Vehicle Theft; Police identification of stolen vehicles; Vehicle identification; Vehicle identification numbers
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