South East of England worst for motorcycle theft

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Published on 29 November 2016 by Robert Drane

Greater London, Brighton and Southampton have been revealed to be most at-risk for motorcycle theft according to research by Carole Nash.

Every year, about 26,000 motorcycles are stolen in the UK – older bikes with few modern security features are frequently the ones targeted.

Technologies such as Carole Nash’s DNA+ or the MCIA’s MASTER Security Scheme have been developed to help prevent theft and retrieve stolen bikes. However, speaking to Carole Nash, a reformed motorcycle thief said:

“I think there’s been a rise in bike theft because people aren’t locking up their bikes properly. They’re leaving it so it’s not chained to something sturdy and there’s no visible deterrent for thieves.

“If a bike looked secure, we wouldn’t bother with it and move onto another victim. If there’s something visible that is saying the bike is under protection, then we wouldn’t bother with that either.”

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