Art Theft is Growing Rampantly

Art has always been a lucrative business for some artists, collectors, investors and thieves. In the last decade art theft has been one of the most increasing crimes and probably one of the least investigated ones. Governments simply have no budgets to go after art thieves. Here is the list of FBI top ten art crimes:

- Iraqi Looted and Stolen Artifacts
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft
- Theft of Caravaggio's Nativity with San Lorenzo and San Francesco
- Theft of the Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius
- The Van Gogh Museum Robbery
- Theft of Cezanne's View of Auvers-sur-Oise
- Theft of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals, Panels 3-A and 3-B
- Theft from the Museu Chacara do Céu
- Theft of Van Mieris's A Cavalier
- Theft from E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich

One Year Auction 2011