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Motorcycle theft drops by 6 percent
By Insure.com staff

Fewer motorcycles were stolen last year compared to 2010, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Last year 46,667 motorcycles were reported stolen, down 6 percent from the 49,791 reported stolen in 2010. Still, a motorcycle was stolen every 11 minutes on average in the United States in 2011, the bureau says.

The top five makes stolen last year were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson. Combined, the five brands accounted for 76 percent of the total number of motorcycles stolen.

The state with the most motorcycle thefts was California, followed by Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Indiana. Those five states accounted for 39 percent of all motorcycles stolen nationwide.

Not surprisingly, the summer months of July and August logged the most thefts; the fewest number of thefts occurred in February and December.

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