CAPTA Resources

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.

2016 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)

IACP Vehicle Crimes Committee (IACP VCC)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Colorado Auto Dealers Association


Auto Theft Prevention Authorities (Nationwide)

Arizona Auto Theft Prevention Authority

California Auto Theft Prevention Authority

Illinois Auto Theft Prevention Authority

Kansas Auto Theft Prevention Authority

Louisiana Auto Theft Prevention Authority

Maryland Auto Theft Prevention Authority 

Michigan Auto Theft Prevention Authority 

New Mexico Auto Theft Prevention Authority 

New York Auto Theft Prevention Authority

Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority 

Texas Auto Theft Prevention Authority 

Virginia Auto Theft Prevention Authority


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 VIN 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)


Videos and Articles

How to Prevent Auto Theft: watch surveillance video, hear from investigators (Pennsylvania ATPA)

Why police agencies need to collect better data on vehicle crimes (Pursuit Response)


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