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Typically a stolen car is stripped down within 72 hours of being stolen. Once all of the stolen parts, the serial numbers, sometimes even including hidden ones, are removed. One of the most valuable items removed from a stolen car are cars motors, one car motor can bring in thousands of dollars.

Highest Occurrence Of Stolen Cars Motors By City

Most people think stolen cars motors happen only in major cities but this is not the case. Surprisingly the greatest increase in the theft of cars motors, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, did not occur in the in the most major metropolitan areas. In actuality, suburban areas had the steepest increases in stolen cars motors and some of the most major metropolitan experienced decreases in the theft of cars motors.

The following list is of the 10 areas with the most police reports for stolen cars and stolen cars motors, this is according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) from 2002. Nine of these top 10 areas are near ports or a Canadian or Mexican border, making easy access to get the stolen cars motors out of the country.

  1. Phoenix, Arizona
  2. Fresno, California
  3. Modesto, California
  4. Stockton-Lodi, California
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Miami, Florida
  7. Sacramento, California
  8. Oakland, California
  9. Seattle, Washington
  10. Tacoma, Washington

It's interesting that the west experienced a greater increase in the theft of cars motors and the Northeast experienced the most significant decrease in cars motors stolen. To avoid buying a stolen cars motor, be sure to run the serial number on Google, any government databases such as the DMV if one is available and here on the Stolen Lost Found Online stolen property database. And remember, if a cars motor is too inexpensive or the deal appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. Behind every piece of stolen property is a victim and being caught in possession with stolen property will result in confiscation, possible fines and even criminal charges.

How To File A Stolen Auto Police Report

The first step in any occurrence of theft is to report the incident to the police immediately. This helps you recover the stolen item if it gets confiscated and helps with an insurance claim process on the account an official police report is required to file a claim.

Here are the general steps to file a police report:

  1. Call the non-emergency phone number for the local police station or law enforcement agency where the item was stolen.
  2. Obtain the physical address and go to the police station or law enforcement agency.
  3. Once there, go to the stolen property department if applicable.
  4. While creating a stolen property police report it's important to provide the theft detective or clerk with as many details as possible, especially the item's serial number, any identifying marks or stickers. Also include when, where and how the item was stolen.
  5. Once you have completed the report, be sure to obtain a copy and retain it for follow-up and recovery.

It's important to file a police report for theft, no matter how big, small or valuable the stolen item is, because it helps the police know a thief's (or thieves) M.O. and to control theft by using crime data to increase patrol in areas with a high or rising crime rate. Sometimes an area's theft rate can skyrocket because people don't report theft incidents because the stolen item isn't of high monetary value. This is called petty theft and is how a petty thief can continue stealing because the police are not made aware of their activity.

How To Report A Stolen Auto Online

Get the world on your case! Here are the steps to create an online Stolen Auto report for free:

  1. If not yet registered, click the "Register" link at the top right-hand side of the page or click the "Report" button at page top.
  2. Enter your information and click the "Register" button.
  3. Open the email account used for registration, open the verification email and click the link in the email body or copy and paste it in your browser address bar and press the "Enter" or "Return" key.
  4. Log in to the Stolen Lost Found Online website
  5. Click the "Report" link in the main navigation bar or the "Report" button at page top.
  6. Select the appropriate category.
  7. Select the appropriate sub-category.
  8. Select to post as Stolen.
  9. Enter as much information about the Stolen Auto as possible - the make, model and serial number are especially important. Also helpful are any identifying marks and photos if available.
  10. Click the "Submit" button.

That's it. Once the Stolen Auto report is submitted it will post on Stolen Lost Found Online immediately and will appear on the search engines within a day. By reporting online you literally make a world of difference for recovering your Stolen Auto, long into the future.

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