A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/c2wvGfOBa7Y
Crime continues to skyrocket across the nation with vehicle crimes increasing to near record highs. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found nearly 1 million vehicles were stolen in 2021, and 2022 is looking even more grim for vehicle owners. Recent analysis shows vehicle and catalytic converter thefts and carjackings are continuing to rise. NICB’s data includes information on the following topics:
- Total auto thefts are the highest seen by the NICB since 2008.
- Catalytic converter thefts are up 1,215% since 2019, and are continuing to increase.
- Carjackings are up dramatically in many major cities.
There is a new warning for anyone who owns or leases a vehicle: Vehicle Thefts, Catalytic Converter Thefts, and Carjackings are continuing to rise.
According to NICB, there were more than 933,000 thefts of vehicles in 2021, a 27% increase since 2019. Catalytic converter theft insurance claims increased by 1,215% over 2019. Carjackings, the theft of a car by force or intimidation, continue to skyrocket in many major cities, increasing anywhere from 160% to nearly 530%.
For more information, visit National Insurance Crime Bureau website at NICB.org