Motorcycle Thefts Down 6 Percent

The National Insurance Crime Bureau said there were 46,667 thefts in the U.S. last year, a decrease of 6 percent from 2010, even as motorcycle sales rose. According to a report released today by the Des Plaines, Illinois-based group, thefts dropped 13 percent in 2009 and 11 percent in 2010.

The top five makes stolen last year were: (1) Honda, 11,014; (2) Yamaha, 8,880; (3) Suzuki, 7,281; (4) Kawasaki, 5,009; and (5) Harley-Davidson, 3,120. Combined, these five brands accounted for 35,304 thefts in 2011, or 75.6 percent of the total.

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