The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently named the top 10 states for motorcycle theft in 2005.

According to the NICB, 70,613 motorcycles were stolen last year, a slight decrease from the 71,108 stolen in 2004. These numbers represent a loss of over $434 million to motorcycle owners and the insurance industry. Additionally, a motorcycle’s base price sometimes exceeds $20,000 once details are added, said the organization, yet recovery rates typically fall in the 25- to 30-percent range nationally.

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