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Thread: Why isn't there a national register of cars reported stolen ?

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    Default Why isn't there a national register of cars reported stolen ?

    There's been a car parked outside house of friend of mine for over a week now. Has never been moved in all of that time. Friend raised interesting point, supposing the guards had a place on their website where all cars reported to have been stolen would be listed. Would save the bother of ringing the guards to report the possibility of car theft.

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    Good idea. Maybe you could setup a private company keeping such a register?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Good idea. Maybe you could setup a private company keeping such a register?
    What, and charge people to look it up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    What, and charge people to look it up ?
    No. Not for profit. Just a register people who's car are missing could check. For the good of your community, etc, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Good idea. Maybe you could setup a private company keeping such a register?
    Why dont the garda just do their job.
    A nation that keeps one eye on the past is wise. A nation that keeps two eyes on the past is blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Shark View Post
    Why dont the garda just do their job.
    Policing is best done when there is co-operation with the public. Here's a perfect opportunity for such an intitiative. So many major crimes start with a car being stolen a few days/weeks beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    Policing is best done when there is co-operation with the public. Here's a perfect opportunity for such an intitiative. So many major crimes start with a car being stolen a few days/weeks beforehand.
    And if it is reported stolen it is on the national police database so there is no need to start one just that they do their job and distribute it properly.
    A nation that keeps one eye on the past is wise. A nation that keeps two eyes on the past is blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    Policing is best done when there is co-operation with the public. Here's a perfect opportunity for such an intitiative. So many major crimes start with a car being stolen a few days/weeks beforehand.
    Design an app to allow mobile phones read licence plates.
    People could then 'snap' numbers and run them through a stolen car database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Shark View Post
    And if it is reported stolen it is on the national police database so there is no need to start one just that they do their job and distribute it properly.

    To every citizen? How do you suggest they do that? Do you suppose the gardai can solve all crimes without any public assistance?
    A single webpage with all the details of missing cars could be very useful. Maybe the gardai would welcome the help from us all?
    Its you community too is'nt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Shark View Post
    And if it is reported stolen it is on the national police database so there is no need to start one just that they do their job and distribute it properly.
    Wouldn't it be much handier if the details were available to the public for checking ? ATM the guards have details of missing persons going back to that girl Boyle in Donegal all those years ago on their site. A simple list of cars reported stolen shouldn't be beyond them.
    I lived in a council estate in Cork during the 70's and 80's , long before mobile phones, internet. We didn't even have a landline. The place was plagued by car thefts, many of the vehicles being abandoned near where I lived. Regularly ( about once every two months ) I would come across an obviously stolen car while on my way to work early in the morning. I would note the details and drop into a city centre garda station to report it, hoping no one would have interfered with it in the meantime. How much simpler and faster a website entry would now make that proceedure.

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