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The websites listed below deal with different aspects of vehicle crime and may prove useful for operational and investigative purposes.

Police databases

Canada

Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) – search facility for stolen vehicles and bicycles:
www.cpic-cipc.ca/English/search.cfm

Lithuania

Lithuanian Police – search facility for stolen vehicles (engine and VIN/body no.) and licence plates:
www.policija.lt/itpr_paieska/transportas_en.php

Lithuanian Police – search facility for documents:
www.ird.lt/paieska/dokumentai_en.php

Lithuanian Police – search facility for wanted persons:
www.ird.lt/paieska/asmenys_en.php

Slovenia

Slovenian Ministry of the Interior / Police – search facility for stolen vehicles as well as missing and wanted persons:
www.policija.si/eng/

USA

National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) – VINCheck (enables check on stolen vehicles in database which is supported by about 1,000 insurance companies within the US):  
www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud_awareness/vincheck

Note: Only 5 checks per 24 hours are allowed.

Other search facilities

Caterpillar

Search application for stolen Caterpillar machinery (login required for more advanced search options):
https://smdt.cat.com

Registration services

Please note that most of these portals charge fees for the provided services.

Switzerland

Summary of all available search applications for cars registered in the Swiss cantons:
www.linker.ch/eigenlink/autonummern_index.htm

United Kingdom

HPI (vehicle history service) - Check facility with registration plate (fee-based):
www.hpicheck.com/

MyCarCheck – Free identification check (via VIN); more information available on fee basis:
www.mycarcheck.com/

United States

State of Texas – Service for vehicle titles and registration:
https://rts.texasonline.state.tx.us/NASApp/txdotrts/addresschange/jsp/txdot_addr_chg_enter_vehicle_info.jsp

State of Wisconsin – Platform for numerous online services, including check on licence plate status:
www.dot.state.wi.us/drivers/online.htm

Identification of international licence plates

www.worldlicenseplates.com/
(List of licence plates, sorted by countries)

http://plaque.free.fr/index-english.html
(Home of licence plate collector with over 75.000 samples)

www.15q.net/index.html
(Collection of US, Canadian and Mexican licence plates)

http://www.europlates.com/
(Licence plate samples from more than 90 countries)

Documents

Public Register of Authentic Identity and Travel Documents Online (Free) (PRADO)
www.consilium.europa.eu/prado/

Colour / paint

Paintscratch – Online service for identifying colour codes and names:
www.paintscratch.com/search.html

Online facilities to identify colour and paint codes:
www.paintscratch.com/search.html
www.automotivetouchup.com/paint-code.htm
www.standox.com/

VIN decoder

Various VIN decoders are available on the Internet. Here are just a few examples:
www.carfax.com/
www.vindecoder.net/
http://vindecoder.eu/

WMI identifier

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Database about all car manufacturers, identified by WMI, name or type:
www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/manufacture/

The NHTSA also offers the service to download all manufacturers’ information (stored within a regularly updated MS Access file). Simply use the link “Go to the FTP page”.

Car value 

Red Book – Online publication listing new and used cars, including information on some identifiers and model revisions:
www.redbook.com.au

Container and ship tracking

List of online services to track shipments by container number and/or by identifying booking or bill of lading documents:
www.zim.com/
www.track-trace.com/container
www.searates.com/container/tracking/

List of online services to locate ships by different identifiers (e.g. name, port, callsign etc.):
www.vesseltracker.com/app
www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home?lang=en

Insurance contact points

National insurer contact points in Europe
http://www.insuranceeurope.eu/international-convention-recovery-stolen-vehicles

For further information, please contact the Vehicle Crime Unit at the INTERPOL General Secretariat

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