Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto

Auto thieves can steal a car in under a minute. In the U.S. alone, car theft is responsible for more than $4 billion in annual losses. In parking lots, driveways and even dealerships, no vehicle is safe. Crime Inc. goes undercover for a look at the alarming new trends. A former car thief will take you inside his former cartel that law enforcement called one of the most sophisticated they had ever seen. Plus a look at the chop shops that strip a car for parts to the thieves who specialize in stealing luxury automobiles and shipping them overseas, never to be seen again.

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  • No Vehicle is Safe

    According to the FBI, it's estimated a car is stolen every 43 seconds in the United States. But it's no longer just about small-time crooks hot wiring vehicles. Today's car thieves are often part of organized crime syndicates that cost drivers and insurance companies billions.

  • OnStar Fights Back

    Auto theft is the second most expensive property crime in the US. It's a never-ending game of cat and mouse -- as criminals get more sophisticated, so does the technology to defeat them. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla hit the road, to find out how OnStar is putting the brakes on car thieves -- literally.

  • Approximately  motor vehicles were stolen in the United States in 2009, the most recent year for which the Federal Bureau of Investigation provides statistics. That represents a loss of $5.2 billion nationwide.The Toyota Camry was stolen  possibly because there were so many to be stolen. Approximately 448,000 Camrys were manufactured in 2009, and of those, 781 were stolen, or 1.74 percent. But even though luxury cars are produced in much smaller numbers than standard models, they’re attractive t

    Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, assembled a list of the most frequently stolen luxury cars in the U.S.

  • The indictment against Carlos Diaz, which details his role in a conspiracy to steal and resell high-end luxury vehicles. (Source: Public Domain)

  • A detailed list of allegations against defendant, who Aleh Bindzei, participated in a scheme to purchase six luxury vehicles with a total value of over $400,000. (Source: Public Domain)

  • Steven Banks' guilty plea, along with a detailed criminal history and sentencing information, under Washington's Special Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA) guidelines. (Source: Public Domain)

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  • Crime Inc. goes undercover for a look at the alarming new trends.

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