The New York Times wrote an excellent article on the national crisis of catalytic converter theft (link here). There has yet to be a national strategy to deal with this outbreak of theft, but communities and states can prepare themselves by adopting the practices of areas that have been hardest hit.
This is no longer an issue just for states with high emission standards and large volumes of cars that are targeted (such as hybrids and trucks)--almost every state has fallen victim to converter theft.
We have been tracking this issue for quite some time and are trying to reach neighborhoods and states that need the information necessary to protect their communities.
We've done a 5 month study on the surge of thefts and have been shocked at how quickly this problem is growing. It is no longer a question of IF a converter theft will happen, but WHEN the converter theft will happen (link to the study).
The best advice we have is to take preemptive measures now before you fall victim to theft. On this blog and via social media, we'll have expert advice on how to protect your vehicles and how we at MillerCAT are meeting the challenge. Here are some salient points from the NY Times article highlighted for you. Check out or Instagram page for future updates.