A total of 401 motorcycles were stolen in the first six months of 2019, police statistics have shown. The motorcycles stolen were worth around MVR 21,796,400 million.
Out of these motorcycles, 264 have so far been found and recovered. Most of the stolen motorcycles were honda wave brand motorcycles. A total of 239 wave brand motorcycles were stolen at this time according to Police.
Other types of commonly stolen motorcycles
90 percent of motorcycles with no alarm systems
Police also stated that individual efforts were needed to combat the ever-present acts of theft in the community. A recent survey carried out by the Crime Prevention and Public Affairs Department showed that 38 percent of motorcycles were taken on installment schemes and that 90 percent of these motorcycles had no alarm systems installed to deter thefts.
Pay attention to shutter lock
The survey also showed that people did not usually pay attention to where the motorcycles were parked and whether it was parked in a safe location. The survey also showed that 35 percent of people did not shutter lock the motorcycles and advised people to pay more attention to such safety measures to prevent thefts.
Steps to deter thefts of motorcycles
Police also asked citizens to report any suspicious behavior without delay.