National Insurance Crime Bureau Data Highlights Surge in Stolen Vehicles

DES PLAINES, IL, JUNE 14, 2023 — As part of a story on the national spike in vehicle thefts, CBS News reported data this week from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) that showed more than one million vehicles were stolen in 2022, the highest number since 2008.  It also reported that NICB’s foreign operations unit repatriated more than 2,000 stolen vehicles that had been trafficked to foreign countries in 2022.

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JUNE 13, 2023 CBS NEWS

More than one million cars were stolen in 2022, the highest number since 2008, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the insurance industry's association that tracks annual vehicle thefts.

That's about two vehicles stolen every minute.

The trend impacts consumers whether their car was stolen or not.

"Increased crime rates are going to translate to [paying] a higher premium for your vehicle," said NICB President and CEO David Glawe.

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About the National Insurance Crime Bureau: Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., the NICB is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to combatting and preventing insurance crime through Intelligence, Analytics, and Operations; Education and Crime Prevention; and Strategy, Policy, and Advocacy. The NICB is supported by more than 1,200 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote over $582 billion in insurance premiums in 2021, or more than 82% of the nation's property-casualty insurance. That includes more than 96% of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more, visit