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Motorcycle theft running rampant

Police in two states have seized 11 stolen motorbikes under investigations into motor vehicle theft and rebirthing as motorbike theft runs rampant across the nation. Two of the bikes were seized in Deer Park, north-west Melbourne, and nine in Western Sydney after a police pursuit of an unlicensed rider. In Victoria, Vehicle Crime Squad detectives …

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Tougher vehicle theft penalties assessed

As motorcycle theft continues to be the one area of vehicle theft to rise, a tougher penalty system for offenders is being assessed. Australian motor vehicle theft is down 4% in the year to October 2018, with the only sector increasing being motorcycles, up 4%. The biggest increase was in NSW which was up 258 …

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Bike theft rises as all vehicle theft drops

Motorcycle theft rose 5% in the 2017/2018 financial year while all other vehicle theft across Australia dropped. Official figures from the National Theft Reduction Council (NTRC) show motorcycle thefts were up 381 to 8471. It follows several years of low growth in motorcycle theft. The highest growth of any state was Queensland, up 7.8% to 11,733, representing …

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Motorcycle theft rampant in London

Half of all motorcycle and scooter theft in the UK is in London with rampant thefts increasing almost 50% in the past five years. Brazen thieves are swiping bikes at an alarming rate and using them to perform hold-ups, and purse and mobile phone snatches. Check out Australia’s motorcycle theft hot spots Scooters seem to be …

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Motorcycle theft rising

Motorcycle theft is up 7% over the past year while all other types of vehicle theft are down 4%. Most alarmingly, joy-riding has increased by 351 to 3806 or 10% while profit-motivated theft is up 196 to 4807 or 4%. While bikes represent about 10% of all registered vehicles, they are 9.5% of all vehicles …

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Motorcycle theft declining

Motorcycle theft is declining slowly, but not in the west. Across Australia, 2197 bikes were stolen in the March quarter, according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. That’s 97 fewer than the previous quarter or a drop of 4.4% compared with car theft which is down about 10%. This follows last year’s figures …

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