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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:
21197
Total Active Users:
28,948
Recovered Property Amount:
$3,288,268

Latest News

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...

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...

Latest Theft Alerts

MAR
1
IA2021022378603

Catalytic converter theft

Mason City, IA
MAR
1
CO2021030178627

Scrap metal, pallets, catalytic converters

Lafayette, CO
MAR
1
CT2021030178626

Catalytic Converters

Darien, CT
FEB
25
VA2021022578622

Scrap copper tubing

Chantilly, VA
FEB
24
CT2021022478621

Cat Converter

Columbia, CT

Success Stories

FEB
11
Bronze Sculpture
WASHINGTON
JUL
8
JUL
8
APR
29