INSURANCE SPECIAL REPORT: FACTORS AFFECTING THEFT LOSSES: 1986-93 MODELS

This Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) special report examines historical trends in theft losses and a number of factors that influence overall theft losses that have been identified from previous HLDI reports. The importance of geographic factors is examined by comparing the theft losses for 1991-93 models in the 30 largest metropolitan areas in the United States based on the 1990 Census of Population. The effect of vehicle redesigns on theft losses is explored in some detail. An analysis of theft losses by model year is also included to show the differences in theft patterns as vehicles age. Theft results for selected vehicles before and after the installation of standard equipment antitheft devices are presented. Case studies of individual vehicles are utilized to highlight the theft loss effects of vehicle aging, vehicle redesign, factory installed antitheft devices, and other design factors.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HLDI A-42, HS-041 464
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1996 12:00AM