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Motorcycle thefts decline in 2013

June 11, 2014

Honda, Yamaha are top brands among thieves

Honda and Yamaha brand motorcycles proved most popular among thieves during 2013, with Suzuki, Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson rounding out the top five, according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Since 2008, annual motorcycle thefts have seen significant decreases, but that trend appears to be leveling off.

In 2007, 65,678 motorcycles were stolen. That number dropped to 45,367 in 2013, according to the report. The 2013 figure was just 1.5 percent less than the 46,601 reported stolen in 2012.

A copy of the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s tips for preventing motorcycle theft is available here: https://www.nicb.org/File%20Library/Theft%20and%20Fraud%20Prevention/Brochures/13734_Motorcycle_Eng.pdf

Here is a quick look at the 2013 stats:

Top five brands stolen
Honda 8,557
Yamaha 7,038
Suzuki 6,378
Kawasaki 4,736
Harley-Davidson 3,907

Top five states for motorcycle thefts
California 6,637
Florida 3,735
Texas 3,407
North Carolina 2,490
Indiana 2,199

Top five cities for motorcycle thefts
New York 1,001
Las Vegas 899
San Diego 700
Indianapolis 576
Los Angeles 545

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