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Stolen car overview
Unfortunately stolen cars are a reality of our modern society. The old saying "Expect the best, but prepare for the worst" truly applies to the situation of a stolen car. Practice auto theft prevention and expect that your car will not be stolen, but know what you will do if it does ever happen. If your car was stolen, Stolen Lost Found Online is here to help! We provide this stolen car information, the free ,a href="online-stolen-car-database">Stolen Car Database and consumer protection tips to protect you in your time of need and get your stolen car back.
Stolen car statstics
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Report, a car is stolen approximately every 30 seconds. There is a 1 in 207 chance a car theft will occur and even higher in urban areas. Although stolen car reports are declining, there are still approximately 1,192,809 US stolen car reports per year, and of those stolen car reports, only approximately 13% are cleared with auto theft arrests. Car jacking is more prevalent in urban areas, but only account for 3% of stolen car reports.
Make sure car was stolen
The most important thing to do if you think your car was stolen is to remain calm and assess the situation. The first thing to do is to ensure the car was actually stolen. To check that the missing car wasn't parked illegally resulting in impound, call the non-emergency police phone number and ask for the impounded vehicle department. Next, are there late payments on the car? This will result in bank repossession of a vehicle with delinquent payments. By taking these measures to ensure your car was stolen, you can avoid an embarrassing false stolen car police report and false stolen car insurance claim. Once confirmed the missing car was indeed stolen, then it's time to start the stolen car reporting and stolen car insurance claim process.
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:
- Call the non-emergency phone number for the local police station or law enforcement agency where the item was stolen.
- Obtain the physical address and go to the police station or law enforcement agency.
- Once there, go to the stolen property department if applicable.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- Enter your information and click the "Register" button.
- 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.
- Log in to the Stolen Lost Found Online website
- Click the "Report" link in the main navigation bar or the "Report" button at page top.
- Select the appropriate category.
- Select the appropriate sub-category.
- Select to post as Stolen.
- 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.
- 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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Stolen Car Conclusion
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