| ||European Union: Council Decision on tackling vehicle crime with cross-border implications|
| ||Organized Car Theft − Characteristics and Backgrounds of an Illegal Industry|
The Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice (WODC), department of external academic relations, commissioned Beke Consultancy and Research Group to conduct a study of the characteristics and backgrounds of organized car theft in the Netherlands.
| ||Letter of the Dutch ministries presenting the report on Organized Car Theft|
| ||Conclusions on feasibility assessment EVI and recommendations for taking the topic forward (version 3.0)|
Download: conclusion report.pdf
| ||Review of current knowledge and statistical development on vehicle theft in the EU Member States.|
| ||Successful joint approach, Vehicle theft reduction through unique cooperation|
Since 1997, vehicle crime in the Netherlands is being tackled by way of a temporary public-private joint partnership which is as unique as it is straightforward in its design. Its method of operation has lead to an astounding 50% fall in the number of stolen vehicles. The approach has been so successful that a decision has been made to turn this temporary collaborative effort into a permanent one. What is the secret behind its success?
| ||The characteristics and background of organised theft in the road transport sector.|
Download: trucks on the road.pdf
| ||The Study on organized theft of Commercial Vehicles and their loads in the EU.|
The study analyses the problems, developments and implications of organized theft of Commercial Vehicles and their loads in the EU.
Download: EU report.pdf
| ||Transport Sector Crime Action Covenant|
In December 2009 a covenant was signed by 13 parties in the Netherlands, amongst whom four ministers, the Dutch associations in the transport sector and the Foundation for Tackling vehicle Crime AVc. The objective of this covenant is to improve the monitoring of transport crime and to develop measures to combat and minimize this form of criminal activity, including the threats directed at drivers and the personal distress they suffer.
| ||Europol Cargo Theft report 2009|
Europol made a very interesting report about cargo theft in the EU, based on the situation in 2009.
The report describes the nature of cargo theft, the most common MO’s and the situation in the member states.
Recommendations are given in order to prevent this kind of crime.