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Number plate theft and cloning on the rise

Number plate theft and cloning of plates is on the rise, resulting in riders receiving speeding and parking fines and unpaid toll notices. The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council says number plate theft can also be used to commit crimes such as petrol theft, robberies, house break-ins and drug trafficking. Police are also reporting …

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Police survey on motorcycle thefts

Motorcycle thefts are double car thefts

Motorcycle thefts in Australia are increasing at more than double the rate of car theft, according to the latest figures for the 2018/2019 financial year. The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council reports that 9261 motorcycles were stolen in the past financial year, which is 9% more than the previous year. Over the same period, car …

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Lock it or lose it motorcycle theft tougher thefts preventing security

Biggest vehicle theft rise is in motorcycles

Motor vehicle theft in Australia increased by 3% in the past year, largely due to a 9% rise in motorcycle theft.  Motorcycle theft rose by 720 vehicles to a total of 8928, with a recovery rate of 48% in the 12 months to March 2019, according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Joy ride theft was …

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Lock it or lose it motorcycle theft tougher thefts preventing security

Motorbike thefts up in 2018

Motorcycles thefts are up 7.3% across Australia in 2018 with many older bikes heading straight to the junk yard for the scrap metal value, says the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Thefts increased by 597 to a total of 8746 with a recovery rate of just 47%. Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hrambanis says the biggest rises …

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Motorcycle thefts drop in 2017

Motorcycle theft in Australia has recorded a drop of 3.6% in 2017 from 8335 to 8038 and down 3% on five years ago, mainly due to lower demand for motorcycles. It’s good news for motorcyclists, yet it’s only half the drop of total vehicle thefts across the nation in the 12 months to December. Some …

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Braaap future bright, despite charges

Bosses of pocket-sized Braaap Motorcycles say the future is bright despite facing fraud and rebirthing charges. Braaap GM Toby Wilkin, 33, and founder Brad Smith, 29, say they will fight the charges of “rebirthing” 85 motorcycles, brought by the NSW Property Crime Squad. The case was mentioned again in a Sydney court this week and deferred to December 13 for mention …

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Braaap bosses deny rebirthing charges

Fraud and rebirthing charges against the bosses of pocket-sized Braaap Motorcycles have been adjourned until October 13 after a brief mention in a Sydney court yesterday. Braaap GM Toby Wilkin, 33, and founder Brad Smith, 29, deny the charges brought by the NSW Property Crime Squad of “rebirthing” 85 motorcycles. The Government has suspended identification plate approvals for …

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Braaap bosses accused of rebirthing

The bosses of pocket-sized Braaap Motorcycles have been accused of “rebirthing” motorcycles across Australia. Rebirthing is usually associated with using a VIN number from a write-off on to a stolen bike, or creating a new motorcycle out of stolen parts. The vehicles are usually not roadworthy. You can check if your motorcycle is rebirthed by going …

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History of motorcycle crime

An amusing history of motorcycle crime 

History tells us that the first speed camera caused such a fright to the rider that he lost control, veered off the road and demolished the camera, covertly hidden behind a bush. Not much has changed in more than a century of motorcycling! It’s also part of an amusing and enlightening history lesson in motorcycle crime …

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‘Bikie’ laws lead to increased crime

As the deadline approaches at the end of next month for the long-awaited review of Queensland’s consorting laws, or so-called anti-bikie laws, a former detective has shown they are not having the desired effect on organised crime. Queensland Police are asking the government review for the current Vicious Lawless Associates Disestablishment (VLAD) laws to remain …

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