The FBI recently revamped its website. Now on the site there is a dedicated online index for all art-related thefts and robberies. This index is called NSAF: National Stolen Art File.
National Stolen Art File is the FBI’s public online index of all US thefts and robberies of art items such as books, carpets, guns, antiques, etc. A simple search box located in the right pane of NSAF’s homepage lets you search for stolen items through their category, maker, title, period, and any other additional data – not all fields need to be filled out. Results are quickly displayed in the left pane.
You can click on a result’s title to find out its details.
Particularly for antique dealers NSAF is a must-bookmark website. Before they buy an art piece, they can pay a visit to NSAF and quickly check whether or not the art item was stolen from somebody.
- Stolen artwork database by FBI .
- Lets you search for US art thefts.
- Covers a wide variety of art items.
- Provides various details on each stolen item.
Check out NSAF @ www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/vc_majorthefts/arttheft/national-stolen-art-file