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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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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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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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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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Email alert on motorcycle theft

Riders have been warned that motorcycles are being targeted in the Brisbane city and Valley area and are reminded to lock and/or alarm their bikes when using designated parking areas. Police have issued the alarm and reminder after a red 2006 Harley-Davidson FXSTI Softail, registration plate 051JJ, was stolen from the corner of Elizabeth Street and William …

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Motorcycle theft slightly up in 2015

Motorcycle theft rose just 1% in 2015 to 8205, after dropping slightly the previous year. Short-term thefts, usually for joy rides, were down 6% to 3556, while profit-motivated thefts, usually by organised gangs, rose a whopping 8% to 4649, according to National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council figures. While Western Australia remains the worst state for …

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Police warn of motorcycle thief

A man who poses as a prospective buyer is believed to have stolen at least five motorcycles during test rides on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast since December 18. Queensland Police have issued a warning to riders selling motorcycles to be cautious when allowing potential buyers to test ride their bikes. More than …

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Motorcycle theft trending down

Motorcycle theft in Australia dropped almost 3% in the past financial year, according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Thefts were down by 242 to 8078 which was the lowest for the past four financial years with the biggest drops being in Western Australia (-10.6% to 2396) and Queensland (-10.4% to 1333) There …

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Motorcycle theft on the way down

The good news is that motorcycle theft is marginally down in 2014. The bad news is bike theft remains high as a proportion of all vehicles and if you live in the theft hotspots of Brisbane or Perth your insurance rate is going to stay high. According to National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council figures, motorcycle theft dropped just …

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Youth likely to steal your bike

While national motorcycle theft has fallen in recent years, joy-riding youths are the most likely to steal your bike … and it looks like getting worse. National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council executive director Ray Carroll says there are “no hard stats” on who steals motorcycles. “Only around 48% of motorcycles are ever recovered and …

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