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9Auto thefts down nearly 60% from 1991's all-time high

There're a lot of things to worry about concerning your vehicle, like getting the oil changed and keeping the tires at proper pressures, but based on the latest data from the FBI, auto theft doesn't necessarily have to be one of them. According to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2013 showed the lowest number of stolen cars since 1967.

99 customized cars for James Bond Spectre movie stolen

There's already been a setback for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, as nine customized vehicles built for the new flick were stolen from a garage near Düsseldorf.

277Detroit Carjackings Down 31 Percent

Still 3 times New York's rate with tenth of the population

Detroit has a serious problem with carjackings. Even with police programs improving matters, there's still bad news about the numbers for the citizens of the Motor City.

8In the future, you might be able to stop car thieves with a text message [w/video]

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. Faced with a family member's carjacking, entrepreneur Kelvin Macharia Kuria wanted to do something to stem the massive problem with vehicle thefts in Nairobi, Kenya. Still in his early 20s, he founded a company called Sunrise Tracking in 2012 to do just that, and Macharia has come up with a novel way to potentially get people's cars back, according to CNN.

AddWhen your Tesla Model S gets stolen, fire up the app [w/video]

It's a nightmare for anyone who loves their car: you return to your parking spot, only to find it empty. You flash the lights or honk the horn with your key fob just to make sure you didn't forget where you parked, but nothing happens. What do you do? If you're a Tesla Model S owner, you get out your phone, open your Tesla app and track that baby.

55Truck Tailgate Thefts Rose 31 Percent Last Year

Texas led the nation with 752 claims

According to a study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, truck tailgate theft is becoming more of a problem. From January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013, the number of instances of this type of theft jumped a remarkable 31 percent.

65California Man Reunited 33 Years Later With Thunderbird

Car was found 750 miles away in Washington state

A California man was at a loss for words when he was reunited with his prized 1964 Ford Thunderbird on Tuesday, 33 years after it was stolen from a bar parking lot.

7Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology

GM is the latest to plan for cameras to watch drivers actions

General Motors is taking the fight against distracted driving from billboards and public-service announcements into its cars, deploying new technology that keeps an eye on where the driver's are glancing.

AddFourth Grader Thwarts Carjacking In Texas

Youngster hailed as a hero after calling for help

Last week, a 9-year-old boy in Houston, Texas, saved himself and several other kids from a car-jacking criminal by calling 911.

AddStolen Cars No Longer A Big Problem In Big Cities

New York sees car thefts dramatically drop over past 25 years

New York is experiencing a dramatic drop in car thefts thanks to new laws and technology that make stealing cars unprofitable. Car thefts have dropped over 95 percent in the last two decades in the city.

379Tow Truck Company Illegally Targeted 'Gay Days' Attendees

ASAP Towing hauled off more than a hundred cars over four days

The owner of a tow truck company in Orange County, Florida was arrested last week for targeting and illegally towing gay pride participants' cars.

1Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats

Cars can be as easily hacked as a computer

Today's new cars come equipped with dozens of microcomputers connected by a network and run everything from infotainment systems to the engine itself. Like any other computer system, the units inside our cars are vulnerable. Hackers can infiltrate these systems. Once they're inside, they can do anything from steal your data to control your car.

215Tesla Investigating Fiery Model S Crash In Los Angeles

Model S snapped in half in joy-riding incident

The most dramatic of two Tesla Model S crashes over the July 4th weekend happened when the electric car was apparently stolen and taken for a joy ride. Tesla told Bloomberg that the company is eager to take a closer look at what's left of the crashed vehicle, which snapped in half.

50Corvette Stolen In Detroit Returned To Owner After 33 Years

GM shipping the car back to its original owner

A Detroit man had his stolen Corvette returned to him on Friday 33 years after it disappeared while parked on one of Detroit's main drag.

10Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list

The Ford Escape leads the NICB's list with 1,421 examples stolen.

443Is Detroit Becoming 'Carjack City'?

Since May 19, Detroit has had 191 carjackings

A story from the Associated Press piles on, declaring Detroiters "under siege in 'Carjack City.'"

157Why Memorial Day Is A Car Thief's Day To Go To Work

Here's some advice that will help prevent you from becoming a victim

Go ahead. Enjoy your BBQ. But lock your car in a safe place, because Memorial Day is the second-worst day of the year for car theft.

296Only Four Tesla Model S Cars Ever Stolen

Technology and lack of profit keep car thieves away

Tesla owners are some of the most satisfied car owners in America, and now they have even more reason to love their Model S.

16Stolen '57 Chevy returned after 30 years with complimentary restoration

Stories like this are too rare. Skip Wilson, 65, took delivery of his fully restored, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air last Monday. That's not the cool part - he hadn't seen the car in over 30 years.

217Stolen '57 Chevy Returned To Owner After 30 Years

Car was returned in better condition than when it was stolen

Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man - in better shape than when he originally owned it.

71Woman Steals Reporter's Car On Camera

Car stolen while investigating property fraud

A reporter in Florida investigating a rental property scam lost some property of his own when a woman took off with his news vehicle.

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