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GENERAL PUBLIC

Valuable Information You Should Know:

AUTO THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY (ATPA)

In 1986, the Michigan legislature established the ATPA to form a coalition between government agencies and the private sector to fight auto theft. This coalition includes multi-jurisdictional law enforcement task forces, prosecutors, neighborhood groups, and insurance companies.

To fund the ATPA, insurance companies collect one dollar from each non-commercial private passenger vehicle insured in Michigan and annually passes the funds along to the ATPA. The authority then provides grants to selected auto theft units throughout the state to help protect citizens from the crime of auto theft.

HEAT® works closely with the ATPA grantees by encouraging citizens to support law enforcement by reporting auto theft related information. HEAT® offers rewards for accurate information. Information, which is received at the confidential HEAT® tip line (1-800-242-HEAT), is then appropriately funneled to police agencies throughout the state. For more information about the ATPA, please see their website.

The ATPA announces thieves favorite makes and models:

THIEVES FAVORITES

  MAKE/MODEL COLOR MONTH DAY OF WEEK

 1. 2000 Dodge Truck Black December Thursday
 2. 1998 Dodge Truck White November Monday
 3. 1999 Dodge Truck Blue October Wednesday
 4. 2002 Dodge Intrepid Red September Friday
 5. 2001 Dodge Truck Green August Tuesday
 6. 2000 Dodge Intrepid Silver July Saturday
 7. 1996 Dodge Truck Grey June Sunday
 8. 1999 Dodge Truck Maroon April  
 9. 2001 Dodge Intrepid Gold March  
10. 1997 Ford Truck Tan May  
11. 1997 Ford Taurus Purple January  
12. 1999 Ford Taurus Brown February  

Source: 2010 ATPA Annual Report, page 14