Americans reported 46,667 motorcycle thefts in 2011, a 6% decrease from 49,791 stolen motorcycles in 2010, reports the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Despite the drop in reported thefts, the non-profit organization representing nearly 1100 property and casualty insurance companies says the theft rate still averages out to one motorcycle stolen every 11 minutes in the U.S. The numbers were published in the NICB’s 2011 ForeCAST Report which examined theft reports as well as recoveries.
California led all states in reported motorcycle thefts with 5927 bikes stolen in 2011, unsurprising considering the size of the motorcycle market in the Golden State. Other states with a large number of motorcyclists such as Texas (3950) and Florida (3927) also had more high numbers of reported thefts. At 21, North Dakota had the lowest number of reported motorcycle thefts of any State, including D.C. and Puerto Rico. Continue Reading »