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Stop Material Theft

The scrap recycling industry is working to be a part of the solution to material theft. ScrapTheftAlert.com is a tool for law enforcement that allows you to alert the scrap industry of significant thefts of materials in the United States and Canada. Upon validation and review, alerts you post are broadcast by email to all subscribed users within a 100 mile radius of where the incident occurred.

Theft Alert Stats


  Year:  Nationwide State/Province

Alert Summary

Total Alerts:
21339
Total Active Users:
29,254
Recovered Property Amount:
$3,321,254

Latest News

Posted Mar 23

Catalytic Converter Press Release

This Catalytic Converter Press Release is the result of a joint ef...

Posted Feb 14

Catalytic Converters

As catalytic converter theft continues to surge, it is imperative that scrap recyclers have as much information as possible to identify stolen catalytic converters. Simply reporting one or two were st...

Posted Dec 9

Receive Alerts

New registrants to ScrapTheftAlert.com are encouraged to take full advantage of the system by electing to receive alerts; whether by zip code(s) or state(s). When registering, simply check the block t...

Posted Jul 31

Catalytic Converters

A separate category is now available for users reporting the theft of catalytic converters. In the Materials Information section under Materials Involved, users will now be able to select Metal - Cata...

Posted Mar 16

Identifying Materials

As much as possible, please provide a detailed description of stolen material under Additional Identifying Characteristics in the Materials section of the Alert. This will assist law enforcement and r...

Latest Theft Alerts

APR
19
VA2021041978823

Catalytic Converters

Stafford, VA
APR
16
CA2021041678821

SCE wire

Colton, CA
APR
16
CO2021041678816

Nickel and Bronze

Wheat Ridge, CO
APR
15
CO2021041578815

300 feet of 2 Inch Copper Cable

Fort Collins, CO
APR
15
CT2021041578813

copper piping

Waterford, CT

Success Stories

FEB
11
Bronze Sculpture
WASHINGTON
JUL
8
JUL
8
APR
29