England’s worst counties for motorcycle theft revealed

Bikers United
By Bikers United
September 5, 2019
England’s worst counties for motorcycle theft revealed

Bristol is the worst county in England for motorcycle thefts per capita, revealed in a study of reported motorcycle thefts over the past 12 months.

The study has been compiled as a joint project by BikerRated.com using data from stolen motorcycles reported over the past 12 months here on bikersunited.co.uk, the UK’s stolen motorcycle database.

The report reveals in detail England’s worst regions and individual counties for motorcycle theft.

The three worst regions, Greater London, the South East and the North West account for 58% of all England’s stolen motorcycles. The North East is the region with the lowest amount of motorcycle theft, recording just 2.4%.

The report further reveals the counties with the highest thefts per capita. Bristol tops this list followed by East Yorkshire and Herefordshire in third. Together these counties contribute 8.2% to England’s total reported motorcycle thefts.

The three counties with the least thefts are Devon, Gloucestershire and Rutland, which represent just 0.2%.

The 10 worst counties for motorcycle thefts per capita

CountyRank – Thefts Per Resident
Bristol1st (Worst)
East Yorkshire2nd
Herefordshire3rd
Cheshire4th
East Sussex5th
Derbyshire6th
Berkshire7th
Greater London8th
Bedfordshire9th
Northamptonshire10th

There’s also detailed data on motorcycle theft in Greater London, where 26.6% of all motorcycle and scooter thefts in England were reported.

The three worst boroughs are Greenwich, Barking and Dagenham and Wandsworth which account for 29.6% of all Greater London’s motorcycle and scooter thefts.

Click here to see the full UK stolen motorcycles report showing all counties and data from all regions in England.

How does your county stack up?


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