Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often, an indispensable part of our lives. But what would happen if yours suddenly disappeared?
- Vehicle Theft Prevention: What Customers Should Know
- Vehicle Theft Prevention Precautions
- Is Your Vehicle Installed With An Antitheft Device?
- Vehicle Theft Prevention Fact Sheet
Major Legislation and Rulemaking Actions
Theft Prevention Publications and Information
- Passenger vehicles with antitheft devices that have been granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements (June 2016)
- Final Listing of 2016 High Theft Truck and Exempted Vehicle Lines
- Final Listing of 2015 High Theft Truck and Exempted Vehicle Lines (Correction) Note: The Chrysler 200 vehicle line was erroneously omitted from the published listing (79 FR 46715, dated August 11, 2014) but has received full exemption from the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard beginning with MY 2015 and should be added to the listing.
Vehicle Theft Database
The agency is required by 49 U.S.C. 33104(b)(4) to periodically obtain and publish accurate and reliable theft data. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation provides this data to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NCIC is a governmental system that receives vehicle theft data from approximately 23,000 criminal justice agencies and other law enforcement authorities throughout the United States. This national data includes the reported thefts of self-insured and uninsured vehicles, not all of which are reported to other data sources.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also the agency responsible for establishing the median theft rate for passenger motor vehicles (cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles and light trucks - 6,000 pounds or less gross vehicle weight rating). For MYs 1983 through 1989, the established median was 3.2712 thefts per 1,000 vehicles produced. For MY's 1990 through the present year, the established median has been 3.5826 thefts per 1,000 vehicles produced. The theft data show that those model year vehicles whose theft rates exceeded the established median during a given calendar year had a higher theft rate experience for the number of model year vehicles produced in the same calendar year.