The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) is a non-profit organisation formed to provide professional training, education and support to assist professionals involved in the detection, investigation and reduction of vehicle theft. The Association was established in America in 1952 and currently has 3,069 professional members in 35 countries. The Southern African Branch was established in 1990. Membership consists of representatives from police services (investigators, analysts, and forensic staff), insurers, private investigators, vehicle registration authorities, vehicle manufacturers and others with a legitimate interest in vehicle theft investigation, prevention & education. The International Training Seminar exists to help members keep abreast of the latest trends, issues, products and initiatives globally. The 2017 International seminar is the 65th such seminar to take place and promises to be of benefit to everyone with an interest in reducing the problem of motor vehicle theft and vehicle crime in general.