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2017 1st Newsletter

A (few?) words from our President … to read the full pdf newsletter click here Happy New Year folks, I hope you and yours had a fabulous one. Would be good this-end also if it wasn’t for ‘Criminals Do Christmas’ also and vehicle crime/vehicle enabled crime appears ‘off the charts’ from all I’ve seen over the last couple of months. Clones, Disqualified Drivers, Stolen through burglary (likely not featuring in stolen vehicle stats), frosting cases, stolen through Fraud, Escrow Scam Fraud involving vehicles offered for sale. The Bike and Scooter issues have not been lost on me in 2016. Someone killed over a £2K scooter? Same with classics being nicked,…

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The Common Denominator

Vehicles: The Common Denominator Vehicle theft is officially on the rise in the UK. The latest British Crime Survey (appendix 1) confirmed that vehicle theft is officially on the rise for the first time in 20 years. The period April 2015 to March 2016 saw an 8% rise, with 80,047 vehicles recorded as stolen in the UK.  Considering there are 38.237 million (38,237,000) vehicles currently taxed and registered in the UK (appendix 2), it would be easy to dismiss these losses as insignificant. Unfortunately, the 80,047 figure, due to the way in which these stats are recorded, provides a completely false picture of the true extent of vehicle theft and…

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August 2016 Newsletter

IAATI UK Newsletter – May, June, July and August 2016 (It’s been busy) It has been a few months now since the IAATI 2016 conference and already the event seems a lifetime away. The IAATI UK Board would like to thank all attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for what was a superb event. We have also had some great words from some of our sponsors as feedback (Appx:2) I think all would agree that vehicle crime and vehicle ‘enabled’ crime is increasing. The criminals we are facing now though are not so opportunistic more seriously organised and perpetuating said crimes more frequently on a commercial scale. It was apparent to…

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April 2016 Newsletter

Another massively busy month for IAATI UK and lots has been going on. If there is not a current problem with vehicle crime in the UK currently I fail to see how we can all be this busy in dealing with the clear up after the fact? The problems are not just here though, we are hearing more and more from other countries facing very similar issues, many of these are now all being pegged under the banner of ‘electronic compromise’. Throughout April though I have been notified of approx £300,000 of stolen UK vehicles, trouble is all five of these are far from our shores. 4 pulled out of…

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March 2016 Newsletter

The newsletter from our acting President: “As I start putting this newsletter together I do know it is exactly 3 months to the day that the IAATI UK conference will be held. More Sponsors, exhibitors and speakers are coming forward and again ‘momentum’ is creating a buzz around what is going to be the only conference in the UK conference looking at vehicle criminality. Stats on vehicle crime are presented wrong … ” to read the full newsletter click on: IAATI Newsletter – March 2016 – JP

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The Sum of all Parts

The crime itself isn’t all that new but it is the frequency of such large scale cases which is now becoming a lot more apparent. Dismantling of stolen vehicles and the parts being sold independently via online sites has become big business for many criminals and Organised Criminal Gangs (OCGs). Read the full article here: The Sum of all Parts IAATI UKl

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High-Tech Car Theft Canada

How high-tech car theft became a billion-dollar Canadian racket The dismantling of a Greater Toronto Area car-theft ring reveals a sophisticated operation that stole hundreds of vehicles worth $30-million – often right off owners’ driveways. Selena Ross reports – click here to read the January 2016 report of the investigation.

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IAATI UK Newsletter – February 2016

February 2016 has probably worked out to be the busiest month I have personally ever had regarding vehicle criminality and discussing the subject matter but I would like to start this address with a thank you. I received several emails from members after the January newsletter and have to say all points, suggestions and questions raised were valid and clearly highlighted the amount of knowledge we hold collectively has value and is making a difference around the UK in aiming to curb the increased activities in the area of vehicle crime. I spoke with an IAATI UK member in February that has assisted in an operation with the NCA and…

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‘Car theft facts’

Frustrated car thieves are turning their attention to stealing car keys rather than tackling sophisticated security devices on vehicles, the RAC Foundation reported today. Some gangs around the country are now staging housebreakings in a deliberate attempt to get at car keys. Last week 100 police raided 14 addresses across London, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire to arrest 10 car thief suspects. This gang targets Mercedes, BMWs and Porsches parked on the drives of suburban houses from Nottingham to Barnet in north-west London. One police operation has recovered 23 cars valued at more than £500,000 in the past few months. In the past two years cars valued at more than £40 million…

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2015’s most stolen and recovered car … Range Rover Sport

According to the latest figures from TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation), the highly desirable Range Rover Sport was the most stolen and recovered vehicle in 2015, knocking the BMW X5 off the number one spot which it has held for the last 6 years. Year-on-year TRACKER saw a 12% increase in the number of stolen vehicles recovered in 2015, equating to nearly £12.5 million worth of vehicles being returned to their owners.  Read more.

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