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Motorcycles are surprisingly easy to steal - three men can lift a motorcycle off the street and up into a pick-up truck in about 15 seconds, even with a wheel lock. This article covers how to file a stolen motorcycle police report, how to report a stolen motorcycle online and will contain stolen motorcycle tracking and theft prevention tips.
Knowing the most stolen motorcycles can help prevent your motorcycle from being stolen. Here is the Most Stolen Motorcycles in 2009 according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, NICB:
- Honda, 13,688
- Yamaha, 11,148
- Suzuki, 9,154
- Kawasaki, 5,911
- Harley-Davidson, 3,529
States with the most stolen motorcycle reports according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, NICB. These five states accounted for 39% of motorcycle thefts in the US - 21,920 stolen motorcycle reports.
- California, 6,273
- Texas, 5,526
- Florida, 5,009
- North Carolina, 3,045
- Georgia, 2,067
Stolen Motorcycle Recovery Rate
Stolen motorcycles have a lower recovery rate of 25%-30%, where the stolen car recovery rate is 65%-70% (according to NICB, 2009). This is likely due to the fact that stolen motorcycles can easily be taken apart and sold for parts or modified to be unrecognizable.
How To File A Stolen Motorcycle Police Report
The first step in any occurrence of theft is to report the incident to the police immediately. This helps you recover the stolen item if it gets confiscated and helps with an insurance claim process on the account an official police report is required to file a claim.
Here are the general steps to file a police report:
- Call the non-emergency phone number for the local police station or law enforcement agency where the item was stolen.
- Obtain the physical address and go to the police station or law enforcement agency.
- Once there, go to the stolen property department if applicable.
- While creating a stolen property police report it's important to provide the theft detective or clerk with as many details as possible, especially the item's serial number, any identifying marks or stickers. Also include when, where and how the item was stolen.
- Once you have completed the report, be sure to obtain a copy and retain it for follow-up and recovery.
It's important to file a police report for theft, no matter how big, small or valuable the stolen item is, because it helps the police know a thief's (or thieves) M.O. and to control theft by using crime data to increase patrol in areas with a high or rising crime rate. Sometimes an area's theft rate can skyrocket because people don't report theft incidents because the stolen item isn't of high monetary value. This is called petty theft and is how a petty thief can continue stealing because the police are not made aware of their activity.
How To Report A Stolen Motorcycle Online
Get the world on your case! Here are the steps to create an online Stolen Motorcycle report for free:
- If not yet registered, click the "Register" link at the top right-hand side of the page or click the "Report" button at page top.
- Enter your information and click the "Register" button.
- Open the email account used for registration, open the verification email and click the link in the email body or copy and paste it in your browser address bar and press the "Enter" or "Return" key.
- Log in to the Stolen Lost Found Online website
- Click the "Report" link in the main navigation bar or the "Report" button at page top.
- Select the appropriate category.
- Select the appropriate sub-category.
- Select to post as Stolen.
- Enter as much information about the Stolen Motorcycle as possible - the make, model and serial number are especially important. Also helpful are any identifying marks and photos if available.
- Click the "Submit" button.
That's it. Once the Stolen Motorcycle report is submitted it will post on Stolen Lost Found Online immediately and will appear on the search engines within a day. By reporting online you literally make a world of difference for recovering your Stolen Motorcycle, long into the future.
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Stolen Motorcycle Conclusion
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