NICB’s The Informer Highlights 2020 Auto Crime Spikes

“The pandemic has had a significant impact on society,” said NICB President and CEO David glawe. “Auto thefts have increased in the United States in almost all major cities. Car hijackings in major metropolitan areas such as Washington DC, New York City, and Chicago are experiencing major increases. As we examine in this issue, there are other, more systemic, causes of the increase in theft beyond individuals simply leaving their keys or remotes in their vehicles, ”said Glawe.

In this edition, articles range from rising auto thefts and car hijackings to auto glass fraud affecting several states to an increase in catalytic converter thefts. The NICB informant is a one-of-a-kind publication primarily devoted to insurance crime, fraud and emerging threats.

“We believe this publication highlights the NICB’s unique position within the industry as the only organization that proactively identifies, combats and prevents crimes affecting the insurance industry, all to achieve the mission effectiveness and ensuring the highest level of service to our members. We use intelligence sources combined with Big Data to deliver high speed results and insights to inform our industry leaders and partners. Our goal is to provide maximum value and service to our members through strategic innovation and to lead the fight against fraud and crime affecting the insurance industry, ”added Glawe.

While the post is intended for CEOs and executives in the insurance industry and law enforcement partners, anyone interested in receiving a free digital copy of The NICB informant can register here or send an e-mail to [email protected] to add to the distribution.

President and CEO David glawe is available for media interviews. If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Brooke Kelley, [email protected], or Tully Lehman [email protected].

REPORT FRAUD: Anyone with information regarding insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling the free number 800.TEL.NICB (800.835.6422) or by submitting a form on our website.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU: Based at Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the country’s leading non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to preventing, detecting and combating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analysis, investigation , learning and development, government and public affairs. The NICB is supported by more than 1,200 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies have written more than 530 billion dollars in insurance premiums in 2020, or more than 82% of the country’s non-life insurance. This includes more than 95% ($ 241 billion) the country’s personal automobile insurance. To learn more, visit

SOURCE National Insurance Crime Bureau

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