The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) today posted an interesting statistic: From 2012 to 2014, motorcycle theft had increased throughout the United Kingdom, with London seeing the biggest hit at 44%.

According to the BMF, the reason for the spike in motorcycle thefts is due to the advanced theft deterrent systems in cars. Gone are the days when one could simply unlock a car door with a ruler and hot wire it to start. Generally speaking, motorcycle theft deterrent systems are far less complex, and a motorcycle’s much smaller size obviously makes them much easier to steal (as you can see in the lead photo).

After looking over its data, London police are also suggesting that more motorcycles are also being stolen in order to commit other crimes. In the year spanning February 2014 to February 2015, 1,240 PTWs (Powered Two Wheelers) were involved in a crime.

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