autocrime

autocrime

(ˈɔːtəʊˌkraɪm)
n
a crime involving a motor vehicle, esp the theft of a car
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IT seems that the modern car thief is looking to the clouds to drive autocrime into a new generation.
This will include officers from the local neighbourhood team, the autocrime and operational policing teams and response officers as well as tactical support officers.
North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch is supporting a police initiative to cut autocrime by providing the free anti-tamper screws to help residents prevent the theft of vehicle number plates.
Laptops are now said to be one of the main targets of autocrime, with 250 a day being stolen nationally, according to new figures.
Officers out in the town engaged in the autocrime crackdown, Operation Hatch, were quickly on the scene and spoke to potential witnesses yesterday.
The 17-item checklist will include tackling middle-ranking criminals such as major local drug dealers, robbers and burglars, as well as autocrime and mugging.
Mr Fahy, speaking at the launch of Project Autocrime, said: ``That total doesn't reflect the massive cost in human misery.
Police,fire and council chiefs have joined together to run Project Autocrime, a pilot scheme to combat vehicle thefts which cost drivers in the area more than pounds 4m a year.
The focus is on burglary, autocrime and drug dealing.''
Motorists who believe all car makers have cracked autocrime are wrong, according to the annual security survey by What Car?
(1986), `The Driver Retraining Scheme: Towards Managing Autocrime', in J.
| SOUTH Wales Police hold a high-visibility street surgery in Horwood Close, Splott, between 5pm and 7pm tonight to tackle autocrime as a number of residents have had items stolen from their vehicles.