11,869 Tips Submitted


Valuable Information You Should Know:


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:


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Top 10 Most Stolen

National Insurance Crime Bureau 2013" Data
(United States Top 10)
National Insurance Crime Bureau 2013" Data
(Michigan Top 10)
  Make/Model   Make/Model
 1. 1996 Honda Acord  1. 2004 Chevrolet Impala
 2. 1998 Honda Civic  2. 2000 Dodge Caraban
 3. 1999 Chevrolet Pick-Up (full size)  3. 2013 Ford Fusion
 4. 2006 Ford Pick-Up (full size)  4. 2013 Ford Taurus
 5. 1991 Toyota Camry  5. 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
 6. 2004 Dodge Pick-Up (full size)  6. 1999 Chevrolet Pick-Up (full size)
 7. 2000 Dodge Caravan  7. 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
 8. 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee  8. 1999 Ford Pick-Up (full size)
 9. 2004 Toyota Corolla  9. 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
10. 1997 Nissan Altima 10. 2013 Ford Explorer
Source: 2014 ATPA Annual Report, page 18