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Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council 2011 Annual Report

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This 2011 Annual Report of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council describes the Council's accomplishments and challenges during the year.
The Council reports that since 1991, when Illinois enacted the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act, vehicle theft in the State has declined 64 percent, placing Illinois seventh in the Nation's States regarding the largest reduction in motor vehicle theft from 1990 to 2009. From 1991 to 2009, the number of stolen vehicles in Illinois decreased from 75,642 to 26,917, a decrease of 48,725 vehicles. This amounts to a savings of just over $330 million in property losses. Grant funds awarded by the Council have improved motor vehicle theft law enforcement through the creation of multi-jurisdictional task forces, investigative teams, and other anti-theft efforts throughout the State. Data show that over the past 19 years, there have been 33,841 criminal investigations initiated; 60,230 audits of vehicle-related businesses; 13,380 violation letters issued to audited businesses; 16,135 arrests; 6,402 convictions; and 37,143 stolen vehicles recovered, totaling a savings of approximately $280 million. This report presents an overview of Council programs from 1992-2011, programs supported in 2011, and programs and participating agencies in 2011. A financial statement for 2011 is also provided. Data for the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Trust Fund are reported for FY1991 through FY2011. Contributors to the Trust Fund are listed. The report concludes with a presentation of the provisions of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act. 6 figures