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UK's worst motorcycle theft regions revealed

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MOTORCYCLE insurer, Carole Nash have revealed the reults of their annual survey into motorcycle theft, putting London as the riskiest area.

Carole Nash have over 300,000 bikes on their books andcompile the data by analysing the number of thefts against the number of policy-holders in that postcode.

The chart above shows that London is the worst area and that the North East has improved by six places over last year. Only one area outside Greater London featured in the UK’s top ten hotspots; Huddersfield. Bikers in Edinburgh returned to suffering the highest risk in Scotland, replacing Aberdeen. For the previous three years Aberdeen had endured Scotland’s highest theft rate. In Wales, Cardiff bikers again endured Wales’s highest rate of theft. They were also the only Welsh bikers recording thefts above the UK average. If you live in Hemel Hempstead, well you had the UK’s average theft rate.

The table below shows all the results by postcode, with the following number showing last year's position and the final number showing the change on last year.

Motorcycle theft by postcode

1 SW South West London 4 3
2 N North London 1 -1
3 W West London =2 -1
4 SE South East London 5 1
5 E East London 7 2
6 NW North West London =2 -4
7 EN Enfield =17 10
8 HD Huddersfield 24 16
9 SM Sutton 51 42
10 TW Twickenham 6 -4
11 HA Harrow 22 11
12 DA Dartford 30 18
13 EH Edinburgh (Lothian) 13 -
=14 RM Romford 11 -3
=14 HX Halifax 8 -6
16 DD Dundee =64 48
17 M Manchester 9 -8
18 CR Croydon =14 -4
19 WS Walsall =90 71
20 SS Slough 63 43
21 KT Kingston-u-Thames =36 15
22 WD Watford 27 5
23 BD Bradford =41 22
24 UB Uxbridge =36 12
25 NN Northampton 23 -2
26 BS Bristol 20 -6
=27 NE Newcastle 39 12
=27 WV Wolverhampton 32 5
=29 BR Bromley =17 -12
=29 B Birmingham 44 15
31 AL St. Albans 25 -6
32 L Liverpool 19 -13
=33 CM Chelmsford 38 5
=33 BN Brighton 100 67
=35 NG Nottingham =52 17
=35 CF Cardiff 35 -
=35 ST Stoke-on-Trent =90 55
38 KY Kirkcaldy =98 60
=39 IG Ilford =14 -25
=39 TS Cleveland (Teeside) =83 44
41 BL Bolton 21 -20
42 WN Wigan =28 -14
43 HP Hemel Hempstead 60 17
=44 WA Warrington 46 2
=44 DE Derby =69 25
=46 PO Portsmouth =66 20
=46 G Glasgow 73 27
=48 DY Dudley 75 27
=48 DG Dumfries & Galloway =110 62
=49 GU Guildford =58 9
=49 TA Taunton =81 32
=49 S Sheffield 31 -18
52 WF Wakefield 34 -18
53 LE Leicester 47 -6
=54 CV Coventry 50 -4
=54 SG Stevenage 56 2
56 SO Southampton 45 -11
=57 DN Doncaster =28 -29
=57 SP Salisbury 101 44
=57 MK Milton Keynes 12 -45
=60 ME Rochester (Medway) 49 -11
=60 NP Newport =52 -8
=62 HU Hull 40 -22
=62 LU Luton 33 -29
=64 PR Preston =77 13
=64 DT Dorchester =107 43
66 LS Leeds 16 -50
=67 RG Reading =58 -9
=67 LL Llandudno =85 18
=67 SK Stockport =66 -1
=70 LN Lincoln =69 -1
=70 CT Canterbury 93 23
72 LA Lancaster 96 24
=73 CH Chester 74 1
=73 CW Crewe 76 3
=75 KA Kilmarnock =69 -6
=75 RH Redhill 54 -21
=77 OL Oldham =25 -52
=77 IM Isle of Man =110 33
=77 WR Worcester 43 -34
80 AB Aberdeen 10 -70
=81 TN Tonbridge 62 -19
=81 NR Norwich 68 -13
=81 IP Ipswich 103 22
84 FY Blackpool (Fylde) 94 10
=85 DH Durham =79 -6
=85 SR Sunderland =98 13
87 YO York 97 10
88 SN Swindon 106 18
=89 BH Bournemouth 48 -41
=89 SA Swansea 61 -28
=89 PE Peterborough =64 -25
=92 ML Motherwell =77 -15
=92 HG Harrogate 102 10
=94 IV Inverness =110 16
=94 OX Oxford =79 -15
96 BT Belfast (N. Ireland) =110 14
97 HR Hereford =85 -12
98 BB Blackburn =90 -8
99 CO Colchester =69 -30
100 CB Cambridge 57 -43
101 GL Gloucester 55 -46
102 TQ Torquay 107 5
103 SL Slough =41 -61
104 PL Plymouth =81 -23
105 DL Darlington 109 4
106 CA Carlisle 104 -2
107 SY Shrewsbury 95 -12
=108 BA Bath 88 -20
=108 EX Exeter 83 -25
=109 TD Galashiels =110 1
=109 FK Falkirk =110 1
=109 PA Paisley 104 -5
=109 TR Truro 89 -20
=109 PH Perth =110 2
=109 TF Telford 87 -22

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