Aside from ravenous wildfires, Texans are battling another pernicious foe: rampant heavy equipment (HE) theft. That’s what the findings of the latest National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) ForeCAST report suggest anyway.

In the report, which was released on Sept. 7, NICB analyzed data gathered by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) on (non-mower) HE thefts and recoveries for the 2010 calendar year in the U.S., based on the theft state, city, month, equipment manufacturer, equipment style, and manufactured year.

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