the implementation of the first mandatory vehicle inspection
law in the U.S. in the late 1970's - New York’s “Regulation
79” - vehicle-related crime has represented
about half of the $15 billion in reported property crimes
in the U.S.
Without the pre-insurance vehicle inspection programs that
are currently in force in a number of states, the profits
reaped each year by criminals for fraudulent claims would
be significantly higher, along with the cost of vehicle insurance
for the motoring public.
This section presents important and revealing statistics
that will be continuously updated to graphically present
the nature, scope and significance of specific problems related
to vehicle insurance fraud.