DETROIT -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports auto theft is increasing in the U.S. for the first time in 10 years. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report says between 1999 and 2000 auto theft rose 1.2% with 1,165,559 auto thefts in 2000, compared to 1,152,057 in 1999. The NICB attributes the rise to the economic downturn, decreased monitoring of auto theft rings and open international borders. NICB also reports the Toyota Camry tops its list of ‘Most Commonly Stolen Vehicles’ for ...

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