Auto Theft Prevention Resources

Below are several websites that provide surveys of Colorado consumers, auto theft crime data, helpful information about keeping your car safe and other resources pertaining to auto theft prevention.

2014 Colorado Statewide Omni-Poll Survey by Talmey-Drake, Research & Strategy, Inc.

Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA)

International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI)

Western Regional IAATI 

Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association - Southern Chapter (WSATI)

Auto Theft Prevention Authorities (ATPA)

International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU)

Colorado Auto Theft Investigators (CATI)

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA)

Are you buying a stolen car?

When buying a used car, do you know where it came from? Are you comfortable with the dealership or person you are purchasing the car through? Below is a list of resources to help you determine the status of the vehicle you are about to purchase. These are basic resources and not fully inclusive of all resources available. CATPA does not endorse any individual site but recommend using multiple sites to check your vehicle status. We would recommend contacting the Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC) for any questions or concerns regarding the purchase or theft status of your vehicle. You can contact the ATICC at 303-239-4368.

Get A VIN Inspection (CSP)

Colorado Motor Vehicle Verification System (CBI)

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)  

Department of Revenue - Motor Vehicle Division 


Kelly Blue Book

National Automobile Dealers Association


Auto Theft Crime Reports

The links below are site were you can find auto theft crime information. Get info on auto theft in your neighborhood and auto theft crimes stats for the state and the nation.

Is Your Neighborhood Safe?

Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI)

Crime in the US - Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)   

National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)


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