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The top 4 states listed above are the same, in the same order, as they were in 2005. Together, these five states accounted for 18,384 motorcycle thefts, or 39.3 percent of the total.

The states with the most motorcycle thefts in 2011 also had the highest recoveries rates: California (5,927 thefts and 2,279 recoveries); Texas (3,950 thefts and 1,135 recoveries); and Florida (3,927 thefts and 1,486 recoveries).

Just for fun, listed below are the bottom 10 states on the 2011 NCIB Motorcycle Theft list:

43. Idaho 126 Thefts
44. Rhode Island 107
45. New Hampshire 83
46. Maine 82
47. Montana 78
48. Alaska 63
49. Vermont 62
50. South Dakota 46
51. Wyoming 43
52. North Dakota 21

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  • Brett Saylor

    Because we are a bunch a drunks and we need a DUI machine

    • F R Burdett

      I think you are RIGHT about that, 308 Holes!
      They have become HUGE on large college and university campuses!
      Easy to go around large campuses for nearly nothing, and can go into town too!
      BUT… you can STILL get hit for DUI!!

  • Scott Holbrooks

    I have an Idea about the Roketa thefts in Indiana. Normally I am only there in Feb for Dealer Expo, but this year I went over during warm weather for the MSF IRETS and MotoGP. There are SCORES of cheap scooters running around the inner city, urban environment. You do not need a tag, license, or insurance for a small scooter, they are basically considered a bicycle. Super cheap transportation! Perhaps Roketas are easy to hot wire and there is a strong dealer there pumping out a few hundred a year. It would not take many bikes to be on the top of the list and with no title/tag requirement it would be easy just to ride what you stole and not have to worry about being “hassled by the man”

    • Brett Saylor

      I cant believe i made it to to this list a year later. Damn you Indiana. Although it wasn’t a scooter it was my 09 CBR but ill give it to the boys blue getting it back the same day with minor damage

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  • F R Burdett

    I would think the higher numbers are for 1000cc bikes! [GSX-R1000, R1, CBR1000]
    There are far more of them, and custom paint, or ‘wrap kits’, can quickly disguise them!
    And a wider ‘re-sale market’ as well.

  • F R Burdett

    No surprise that GA is in the Top 10…year around riding conditions, LOTS of Great Roads to ride, all over the State depending on the type of riding you like — long, scenic country roads, ocean-front, and LOTS of GREAT N.GA Mountain Roads!
    Even though we don’t have nearly the population of some other States, motorcycles are EVERYWHERE here, in all sizes and configurations!

  • F R Burdett

    52 States..?
    I thought there were 57! That is how many our President said there were! (-:

    • Tinwoods

      You mean our former President, “Dopey” Bush, Jr. said that? Pretty sure the Harvard Law School graduate currently serving didn’t, but then again I’m not clouded with racism.

      • F R Burdett

        No, Tinwoods, it WAS Mr. Obama that said, while he was campaigning for his first term, that he thought he had been to all 57 States during his Campaign…
        BTW — “racism” has nothing to do anything in this discussion!
        Am I “clouded with racism” because I would dare to point out a mistake by Mr. Obama…? I would ‘razz’ my own Brother if he made a gaff like that…
        I simply made a TRUE remark, and it is a SHAME that someone who is/was running for President, and DID graduate from Harvard, would not even know how many States are in America!
        Note also, that GW Bush and W “Dopey” Bush also graduated from Harvard… and they ALSO graduated from Officer School and Flight School…and GW even Served in Combat duty!
        And they didn’t have all of their school records SEALED…

  • What? Why am I in the North Carolina photo? Am I supposed to be a thief fleeing from the cops? That photo was taken at the CBR600RR launch in 2007, at Barber, which is in Alabama, not NC.