Virginia State Police Remind Motorists to Secure Unattended Vehicles

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is urging citizens to think twice before leaving their vehicles unattended with the keys inside. During the cooler months and holiday shopping season, securing your vehicle is vital in preventing a potential theft.


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NICB Releases 2018 Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recently released new data that 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017. New Year’s Day tallied the most holiday thefts with 2,469. It was followed, in descending order, by President’s Day (2,312), Halloween (2,297), Memorial Day (2,290) and Labor Day (2,180).
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HEAT Program Holiday Prevention Campaign Hits Silver Screen on Black Friday

To help protect Virginians from falling victim to vehicle thefts this holiday season, the Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is rolling out the red carpet with a prevention video. The HEAT Public Service Announcement (PSA) will make its silver screen debut on “Black Friday,” Nov. 23, 2018, in theatres across Virginia. Friday was chosen as the PSA’s release date due to the fact that 23 vehicles were stolen in Virginia on Black Friday last year. That equates to almost one vehicle every hour stolen from a Virginia parking lot or driveway.
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Virginia State Police HEAT program rewards auto theft prevention efforts

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program honored the 2017-2018 HEAT Awards recipients at the annual conference of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police in Roanoke on Sept. 10.
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NICB's 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

Did you know that 11 Virginia cities are among the top locations for motor vehicle theft across the nation? The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its 2017 Annual Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report, which details the US cities with the highest rates of motor vehicle theft. View the complete rankings here.


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