National Motorcycle Thefts Down 24 Percent Since 2007
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As With Passenger Cars, Thieves Prefer Honda Cycles

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Insurance Crime Bureau today reported that in 2010, motorcycle thefts were down 24 percent from their 2007 total.  There were 65,678 motorcycles reported stolen in 2007 compared with 49,791 in 2010—a decline of 24 percent.  All data is from theft reports contained in the National Crime Information Center.  

The top five makes stolen last year were:  (1) Honda, 12,260; (2) Yamaha, 9,853; (3) Suzuki, 7,869; (4) Kawasaki, 5,470; and (5) Harley-Davidson, 3,301.  Combined, these five brands accounted for 38,753 thefts in 2010, or 77.8 percent of the total.

For 2010, the top five states with the most motorcycle thefts were:  (1) California, 5,662; (2) Texas, 4,394; (3) Florida, 4,148; (4) North Carolina, 2,649; and (5) Indiana, 1,925.  These five states accounted for 18…………… continues on Sacramento Bee
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