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Why you need the Steal Shield
Theft of trailers and contents is on the rise all over the world. While accurate statistics are impossible to collect, trailer theft is rising at an alarming rate. This problem adversely impacted the livelihood and recreation of area residents and businesses. Unfortunately trailers are not treated by law enforcement agencies like motor vehicles are, the recovery rate is slim to none.
Allstate Ins. (U.S. Dept Trans / U.S. Coastguard 2000)
10,000 watercraft are stolen annually WHILE IN THE WATER!!! , however that figure increases to 27,000 when on a trailer or stored boats are counted. The majority of boats are 20 ft or less and most of them are on trailers parked in driveways, on the street, or in parking lots. The Las Vegas odds on recovery of these boats are 10 to 1.
Source: National Crime Bureau & Allstate Ins.
The price of preventing a theft may be the cheapest part of owning a boat. They suggest simple things to prevent the theft of your trailer and boat, like using an Anti theft device on your trailer, taking the tires off the trailer and even the license plate. Have the trailer and boat parked in a well lit area, and as visible as possible.