Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NICB data on motorcycle theft, 2009 - Hondas and Yamahas most stolen

Some interesting stats from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, taken from the 2009 National Crime Information Center data:

April 13 (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co. and Yamaha Motor Co. motorcycles were the most frequently stolen last year, as thefts dropped by the most since at least 2007, an industry group said.
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The most stolen bikes were made by Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki Motor Corp., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and Harley-Davidson Inc., the NICB said, citing National Crime Information Center data. Honda motorcycles accounted for 24 percent of thefts.
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Recovery rates have declined along with thefts. Only 30 percent of the stolen bikes were recovered in 2009, compared with 41 percent in 2006, NICB data show. The recovery rate in 2008 was 32 percent.
The states with the most motorcycle thefts in 2009 were California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia.
Here's the full NICB release: https://www.nicb.org/newsroom/press_releases/motorcycle-thefts-and-recoveries-in-the-u-s-

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