Metal theft claims up 81%, Ohio worst-hit in US: NICB

Mar 20, 2012 | 03:42 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  metal theft, scrap metal theft, insurance claims, nicb, National Insurance Crime Bureau, daniel fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Metal theft insurance claims have increased by 81 percent over the last three years, according to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

The report identified 25,083 claims between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2011, an 81-percent increase from the 13,861 identified claims in NCIB’s preceding 2006-2008 report (AMM, Nov. 19, 2009).....

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