When vehicle theft rates rise in Illinois, so do insurance premiums.
Since 1991, the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council has reduced vehicle theft in Illinois by 77%.
The reduction in vehicle theft equals savings in your pocket.
The mission of the Illinois MVTPIV Council is to prevent, combat and reduce motor vehicle theft, insurance fraud, and motor vehicle theft-related crimes including recycled metal theft in Illinois through supportive efforts with law enforcement..
In 1991, the General Assembly established the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, an 11-member coalition of representatives from the insurance industry, state's attorneys, and law enforcement officers. It is a private and public partnership effectively combating motor vehicle theft and related crimes in Illinois. The Illinois Compiled Statute (20 ILCS 4005/) that allows the Council to exercise its powers, duties and responsibilities can be viewed here: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=418&ChapterID=5
As of 2018, the Council was restructured via Public Act 100-0373 to expand efforts into mandatory insurance verification and to deter, investigate and prosecute recyclable metal theft. View the Public Act here: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/100/PDF/100-0373.pdf
Vehicle theft in Illinois has dropped nearly 77 percent since the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act was first passed by the General Assembly. From 1991 to 2014, the annual number of stolen vehicles decreased from 75,642 to 17,563.This has resulted in a projected savings of more than $340 million in property losses.
Grant funds awarded by the Council have improved motor vehicle theft law enforcement by establishing and supporting multi-jurisdictional task forces, investigative teams, and other anti-theft efforts throughout the state.