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July 24, 2009

Government ups funding for Vehicle Crime Intelligence

by Gill Montia

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The Association of Chief Police Officers’ Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (AVCIS) has secured extra funding of £100,000.

Commenting on the award, Home Office Minister Alan Campbell said: “The government is determined to keep up this good work which is why we have increased our funding for AVCIS from £200,000 to £300,000 to support its work and the leading role it plays in tackling the constantly evolving challenge of vehicle crime.”

The additional money will be used help identify trends in car crime across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, improving the coordination of intelligence and developing new methods of recovering vehicles.

AVCIS was launched in 2006 since when it has recovered stolen vehicles worth over £14 million.

The main thrust of the unit’s work is to gather intelligence to tackle “vehicle enabled crime” but it also identifies emerging trends in vehicle crime, such as the cloning of legitimate cars’ identities for stolen vehicles and stealing high performance cars to order for “customers” abroad.


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