MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
Zapata
a.k.a Dos Equis
 
Zapata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Katy/Conroe
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 2,615

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
'13 Victory Cross Country
'13 Victory Judge



Member Garage


National Motorcycle Thefts Down 24 Percent Since 2007

Hope is not a repost.


Original article:http://news.yahoo.com/national-motor...100221093.html

This is an extract from the article.
================================================== =
To: AUTO AND NATIONAL EDITORS

Contact: Frank Scafidi, +1-916-979-1510, fscafidi@nicb.org

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 18,778 thefts, or 37.7 percent of the total.

While overall thefts are down, reflecting the continuing decline in thefts of passenger vehicles and light trucks, so, too, are motorcycle sales. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, motorcycle sales between 2009 (520,502 units) and 2010 (439,678 units) were down 16 percent.

Not surprising, in 2010, the summer months of July (5,714) and August (5,380) saw the most theft activity. The fewest thefts were recorded during the months of February (2,403) and December (2,763). Over the entire period covered by this report, 2007-2010, July recorded the most thefts (26,352) while the fewest occurred in December (13,944).

SOURCE: National Insurance Crime Bureau.
=================================================
Zapata is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
motorcycle thefts: facts and stats RACER X General Discussion (Moto Related) 9 05-01-2014 06:51 PM
texas national motorcycle rally lnghrn4lif Events, Meets and Rides 6 09-30-2009 06:15 PM
Advertisement
Old 10-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
Gigolo Jason
 
Gigolo Jason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Magnolia, Texas (AKA: in the woods)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,318

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
BMW R1200C






Good to know, thank you for sharing.

GJ
__________________
"I would not join any club that would have someone like me for a member."
-Groucho Marx
Gigolo Jason is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
ecclissiass
Senior Member
 
ecclissiass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 503

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 (stolen)
2005 Honda CBR600RR (traded)
1993 Honda CBR900RR (wrecked)
2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R
Ducati Diavel (dream bike #2)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Dos Equis View Post
(2) Yamaha, 9,853

SOURCE: National Insurance Crime Bureau.
=================================================
I hate that I am associated with statisitc. ...
__________________
Hitting more corners than drunk drivers with more lean than DJ Screw (RIP).
ecclissiass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
spartandude
Custom User Title
 
spartandude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somewhere near houston, ish.
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,947

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
750 honda shadow spirit




Member Garage





I wonder if I'll get on the top ten least stolen bikes again. [sarcasm]I love being on that list. [/sarcasm].
spartandude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
Zapata
a.k.a Dos Equis
 
Zapata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Katy/Conroe
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 2,615

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
'13 Victory Cross Country
'13 Victory Judge



Member Garage


Interesting that Harley-Davidson are the least stolen bikes. I always believe that they were the most stolen. Go figure. They are also the most expensive.
Zapata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
WWFII
Senior Member
 
WWFII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Where I lay my head is home.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 652

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
K8 Hayabusa (STOLEN)









I wish my insurance rates would be reflective of this good news.
WWFII is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy