AUTO THEFT AND RECOVERY EFFECTS OF THE ANTI CAR THEFT ACT OF 1992 AND THE MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 1984 - PRELIMINARY REPORT
Motor vehicle theft was a growing problem in the early and mid 1980s. In 1984, the Congress enacted the Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act in order to reduce the incidence of motor vehicle thefts and facilitate the tracing and recovery of stolen motor vehicles and parts from stolen vehicles. In 1991, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presented a report to the Congress assessing the auto theft problem in the United Sates and, in particular, attempting to evaluate parts marking. In 1991-1992 motor vehicle theft was still a large problem. In search of stronger remedies, and in response to the Department's recommendation and other information, Congress enacted the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992. The goals of this report are: 1. To update the detailed statistics on motor vehicle theft and recovery presented in the 1991 report. For this report, theft and recovery data were available from 1984 through 1995, and insurance data from 1986 through 1992. 2. To revisit the evaluation of parts marking, now that extensive data are available on the theft experience of cars with marked parts or anti theft devices. (However, since theft data were available only through 1995, the effectiveness of the 1992 Act as regards expanded coverage in 1997 and later models cannot be analyzed at this time). 3. To evaluate other provisions of the 1992 Anti Car Theft Act and the 1984 Act, focusing on changes that have occurred since the 1991 report.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1997-6
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Law enforcement; Laws; Motor vehicles; Parts; Statistics; Theft
- Identifier Terms: Anti Car Theft Act of 1992; Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984
- Uncontrolled Terms: Anti-theft devices; Parts marking (Motor vehicles); Recovery
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Security and Emergencies; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00797145
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 796
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 22 2000 12:00AM