It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Why Stealing Cars Went Out of Fashion Why Stealing Cars Went Out of Fashion
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Why Stealing Cars Went Out of Fashion
Thread Tools
Old 13th August 2014, 16:39   #1
jmke's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 79,001
jmke has disabled reputation
Default Why Stealing Cars Went Out of Fashion

The NYT reports that in 1990, New York City had 147,000 reported auto thefts, one for every 50 residents but last year, there were just 7,400, or one per 1,100 for a 96 percent drop in the rate of car theft. There's been a big shift in the economics of auto theft: Stealing cars is harder than it used to be, less lucrative and more likely to land you in jail. As such, people have found other things to do. The most important factor is a technological advance: engine immobilizer systems, adopted by manufacturers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These make it essentially impossible to start a car without the ignition key, which contains a microchip uniquely programmed by the dealer to match the car.
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intel's fashion bracelet is bona to go Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 12th February 2014 08:48
Intel plans to further fashion career Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 17th July 2013 21:46
Instagram backtracks on stealing Facebook photos Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 20th December 2012 10:00
Apple accused of stealing another Chinese trademark Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 5th July 2012 07:24
CD and DVDs are not worth stealing Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 12th January 2012 14:24
Anonymous Fighting Banks By Stealing From You Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 2nd December 2011 10:56
The iPod Fashion Sidney WebNews 0 11th July 2005 17:35
How To Steal Wi-Fi (And how to keep the neighbors from stealing yours) jmke WebNews 0 23rd November 2004 03:01
IE focus stealing Alpha_7 Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs 2 22nd June 2002 16:20

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:08.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO