Tracker announces it is a lead sponsor of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators’ (IAATI) International Vehicle Crime Conference to be held in Glasgow this month.
Tracker figures report that the number of cars stolen without using the owner’s keys has increased from 26% to 88% in the last ten years alone, with the recent advancement of relay attack by criminals particularly driving vehicle theft. The 2019 training and educational conference ‘Vehicle Crime and the Cyber Future’ will look at the evolving nature of this and other vehicle crime.
In addition to a significant increase in the threat of keyless car theft and relay attacks on prestige marques, Tracker recognises a new ‘industry’ specialising in dismantling lower end stolen cars in hidden ‘chop shops’ and then selling parts via the web nationally and overseas.
Comments Clive Wain, at Tracker; “Every month we continue to recover on average a million pounds worth of stolen vehicles. As the conference will highlight, these vehicles were stolen with ever increasingly stolen to order with a high level of sophistication by organised criminal enterprise. By playing our part in sponsoring and supporting the IAATI conference we aim to help bring together industry and law enforcement experts to help keep one step ahead in the fight against vehicle crime.”