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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:
21102
Total Active Users:
28,763
Recovered Property Amount:
$3,288,268

Latest News

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...

Posted Oct 4

Scrap Theft Alert Mobile Site

The Scrap Theft Alert mobile site is now live. Users visiting the site on cell phones and other mobile devices will automatically be routed to the new mobile site. For those wishing to access the desk...

Posted Dec 3

Ability to Receive Alerts From Multiple States

Registrants can now opt to receive alerts from up to five states. This is a change from the past option of receiving alerts from one state or multiple zip codes. Registrants still have the ability to ...

Latest Theft Alerts

JAN
27
WV2021012778500

Catalytic Converters

Ona, WV
JAN
27
CT2021012778495

catalytic converter

Cheshire, CT
JAN
27
AL2021012778494

Generator Copper Power Cable

Montgomery, AL
JAN
26
MI2021012678493

copper wire

Goodells, MI
JAN
25
KY2021012578489

Catalytic Converters

Louisville, KY

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