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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:
19761
Total Active Users:
25,269
Recovered Property Amount:
$2,896,179

Latest News

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 ...

Posted Apr 11

User Advisory

Please remember, all thefts reported to ScrapTheftAlert.com must be reported to law enforcement and the proper information recorded in the Law Enforcement Section. Recyclers or other users who identif...

Posted Feb 25

User Update

Effective immediately, ScrapTheftAlert.com will no longer broadcast alerts for stolen motor vehicles. This change is due to law enforcement's ability to report stolen motor vehicles on state criminal ...

Posted Aug 2

ScrapTheftAlert.com Change of Vendor

Users of ScrapTheftAlert.com (STA): Be advised the system has been transitioned to a new host vendor. Salient CRGT has assumed operation of the system. With the exception of the new logo in the lower ...

Posted Sep 8

Law Enforcement Video

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry (ISRI) has launched a video, Fighting Metals Theft: Perspectives from Law Enforcem...

Latest Theft Alerts

DEC
17
OH2018121776780

Carbide Metal in approximately 17 large coffee cans

Lorain, OH
DEC
17
WV2018121776779

Telecommunications Wire (copper)

Williamson, WV
DEC
17
CA2018121776778

catalytic converters

Rocklin, CA
DEC
17
MN2018121776776

Catalytic Converters

Rosemount, MN
DEC
13
ON2018121376774

1 x 25’ and 3 x 20’ 600 mcm copper power cable

Owen Sound, ON

Success Stories

APR
10
Copper Wire
MISSOURI
DEC
19
JUL
31
JUN
20