Welcome to National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service
NaVCIS is the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, a Police Unit dedicated to the prevention and detection of vehicle crime and supporting our law enforcement colleagues both home and abroad. As part of the National Police Chiefs Council portfolio, we represent UK policing and provide support to National Crime Agency, UKBF and HM Government. In recent years the UK has seen a notable reduction in vehicle crime – with thefts of vehicles falling from 378,000 in 1997 to around 90,000 in 2013.
This is an impressive achievement, with far fewer individuals and businesses faced with the cost, inconvenience and worry associated with such crimes. However, vehicles, stolen or otherwise, continue to enable a wide range of criminal activity across the spectrum of offending.
NaVCIS is at the heart of national vehicle crime related issues and is steadily growing its footprint in both public and private sectors, not only running its own operations and investigations but also disseminating key data, intelligence and advice to Police Forces, Industry, Government, Partners, Public and foreign enforcement agencies.
There are various strands to our work each working towards reducing vehicle-related crime. These are NaVCIS Fraud, NaVCIS Ports, NaVCIS Leisure, NaVCIS Agricultural, NaVCIS Freight and NaVCIS Intelligence.
Our primary task is to help reduce vehicle and vehicle-enabled crime by building knowledge in prevention, detection and monitoring techniques. Although theft of and from vehicles has fallen over the past 10 years, the use of vehicles in acquisitive crimes, such as burglary, serious and organised crime, cannot be overlooked. NaVCIS incorporates a number of specialist services working together to reduce vehicle crime and vehicle-enabled crime.
Through the work of NaVCIS and our partners, vehicles valued in excess of £52 million worth of vehicles have been recovered as a result of the work conducted by the NaVCIS Fraud team and their colleagues.