Events

CATPA EVENTS The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority is thrilled to invite all of you to join us as we work to spread awareness and education regarding Auto Theft through our involvement in the community. Below you will find the details of our comings and goings at community events as well as the sign up … Continue reading "Events"

Catalytic Converter Theft

ALL ABOUT CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT What is a Catalytic Converter? A catalytic converter is an emissions control device that is a part of the exhaust system on vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine. Catalytic converters reduce toxic pollutants by chemically converting carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, and oxides of nitrogen into harmless compounds. Why are … Continue reading "Catalytic Converter Theft"

Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2019

  The Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC) has prepared the following assessment regarding the occurrence of motor vehicle theft in Colorado, during the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Data used in this report is sourced from the Colorado Stolen Vehicle Database Repository administered by the ATICC. The repository contains records … Continue reading “Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2019”

Resources

CARELESS CAN LEAVE YOU CARLESS Auto theft affects the entire community. It is often just the first in a series of crimes, as 73% of adult car thieves are charged with additional offenses such as drug crimes, armed robbery, home invasion and identity theft. Never leave your car running unattended. Always keep your car doors … Continue reading "Resources"

News

AUTO THEFT NEWS Hyundai Offers Free Software Security Upgrade in DenverApril 8, 2024Read moreGoing…Going…Gone: Basic Security Practices to Fight Auto TheftMarch 25, 2024Read more2023 Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center Annual ReportMarch 22, 2024Read moreAuto Theft Down in Colorado in 2023January 19, 2024Read moreStolen Car Used in Homicide ChaseJanuary 9, 2024Read moreCATPA Board Report Annual Summary … Continue reading "News"

Facts

VIEW THE STATS Motor Vehicle Thefts in 2022 View the latest data and crime statistics as compiled by coloradocrimestats.state.co.us. Click to open a new tab. COLORADO VEHICLE THEFTS in 2022 Indications are that Colorado will experience over 42,000 stolen motor vehicles in 2022. This is an 11% increase in total thefts from 2021. Using the … Continue reading "Facts"

Theft Victims

Your car has been stolen... now what? 1 Make sure your car has really been stolen. We’ve all been there: you’ve been inside the store or at a meeting for too long and realize you’re standing in the parking lot forgetting where you parked. Take a few minutes after initially panicking to think and recall … Continue reading "Theft Victims"

Home

The highest risk for having your car stolen is by compromising the basic security features of the vehicle by leaving the vehicle unlocked and/or leaving the keys in the vehicle. For info on obtaining your free catalytic converter etching kit, please visit our EVENTS page for the latest information. VIEW EVENTS Information on the Catalytic … Continue reading "Home"

JULY: NATIONAL AUTO THEFT PREVENTION MONTH; AUTO THEFT RISES IN COLORADO FOR 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

  Denver, Colo. — Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT), along with law enforcement and community partners, today launched their annual statewide summer awareness campaign to remind Coloradans about the importance of auto theft prevention. The “Lockdown Your Car” campaign coincides with National Auto Theft Prevention Month to educate drivers about common sense steps to deter … Continue reading “JULY: NATIONAL AUTO THEFT PREVENTION MONTH; AUTO THEFT RISES IN COLORADO FOR 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR”

July: National Auto Theft Prevention Month; Auto Theft Rises in Colorado for 6th Consecutive Year

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Annie Coghill, 303-547-6692 Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216 Twitter: @StopAutoTheftCO Facebook: @ColoradansAgainstAutoTheft Coloradans Against Auto Theft, Law Enforcement & Community Partners Promote Common Sense Tips to Help Prevent Auto Theft Denver, Colo. (July 9, 2019) — Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT), along with law enforcement and community … Continue reading “July: National Auto Theft Prevention Month; Auto Theft Rises in Colorado for 6th Consecutive Year”

Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2018

  The Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC) has prepared the following assessment regarding the occurrence of motor vehicle theft in Colorado, during the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Data used in this report is sourced from the Colorado Stolen Vehicle Database Repository administered by the ATICC. The repository contains records … Continue reading “Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2018”

Coloradans Against Auto Theft, Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Summer Auto Theft Prevention Campaign

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Annie Coghill, 303-547-6692 Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216 Twitter: @StopAutoTheftCO Facebook: @ColoradansAgainstAutoTheft Coloradans Against Auto Theft, Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Summer Auto Theft Prevention Campaign Statewide Campaign Reminds Coloradans of Heightened Crime Associated with Auto Theft Denver, Colo. (July 10, 2018) — Coloradans Against … Continue reading “Coloradans Against Auto Theft, Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Summer Auto Theft Prevention Campaign”

Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2017

The Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC) has prepared the following assessment regarding the occurrence of motor vehicle theft in Colorado, during the period of January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Data used in this report is sourced from the Colorado Stolen Vehicle Database Repository administered by the ATICC. The repository contains records of … Continue reading “Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2017”

Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Colorado Puffer Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Krista Silano, 303-832-2700 ext. 211 Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216 Twitter: @StopAutoTheftCO Facebook: @ColoradansAgainstAutoTheft Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Colorado Puffer Week Statewide “Puffer Week” Campaign Reminds Coloradans that Cars Left Running Unattended are an Easy Steal Denver, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2017) — Coloradans Against Auto … Continue reading “Law Enforcement & Community Partners Join Forces for Colorado Puffer Week”

DORA Releases CATPA Legislative Review

Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) 2017 Sunset Review: The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority and the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority Board SUMMARY What is it? The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) program was created by the General Assembly to enable law enforcement agencies or other qualified applicants to apply for grants to assist … Continue reading “DORA Releases CATPA Legislative Review”

2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft

2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft New Auto Theft Poll: Majority of Coloradans agree leaving cars running unattended is a top way cars get stolen, but 34% admit to leaving their car puffing even though it’s dangerous and illegal. Denver, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2016) — Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT), … Continue reading “2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft”

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