Monthly Archives: May 2018

Victim Buys Flooded Pickup that Went from Florida to Texas

NICB Warns Care Shoppers to Beware of Fraud

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 10, 2018 — A young man who bought a pickup truck in Houston is now warning buyers to follow the advice of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) before closing a deal on a used vehicle.

Kenton Basinger shelled out $14,000 for a 2012 Chevy Silverado that normally would sell for about $18,000. But the good deal he thought he was getting quickly turned into a nightmare when he realized he had purchased a pickup that had been flooded.

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U.S. Watercraft Thefts Resume Downward Trend

5 Percent Drop in 2017 Offsets 2016 Minor Increase

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 16, 2018 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) 2017 watercraft theft report shows a 5 percent decrease and resumes the downward trend in thefts that was broken by 2016’s slight increase. A total of 4,864 watercraft were reported stolen between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017. The report is based on theft data contained in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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On Foot, At Risk

Study Highlights Rising Pedestrian Deaths, Points Toward Solutions

Pedestrian deaths have jumped 46 percent since 2009. The increase has been mostly in cities and suburbs, away from intersections, on arterial roads and in the dark.

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IIHS – May 8, 2018 | Volume 53, Number 3