In the fight against motorcycle and moped theft and associated criminal activity, volunteer officers in the southeast of England have been assisted by police in the region.
Essex police log over 1300 hours to combat criminals
During a single day, over 1300 hours were given by Volunteer Police Officers with the Essex force, better known as Special Constables. Arrests were made for vehicle theft and a stolen scooter was taken during this period.
“During the day, as well as carrying out high-visibility patrols, officers attended various rural events, which added to the brilliant community engagement carried out,” said Special Superintendent Chris Gliddon.
“Then we had a very successful night, taking some dangerous offenders off the streets and safeguarding the public.”
Swale also joins in the fight against crime
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Kent have also been fighting the bike theft scourge on the other side of the river, according to reports. On a regular patrol, two PCSOs discovered a stolen moped and returned it to its owner. Swale PCSOs Jake Marsh and Lee Fennell were on patrol in Sittingbourne last month when they stumbled across a moped that appeared to have been abandoned.
Motorcycle theft is on the rise
Motorcycles are increasingly vulnerable to theft. In fact, according to a poll conducted by the British Motorcyclist Federation, one in every 46 registered motorcycles was stolen in 2018.
According to a new study, Cheshire is the fourth-most popular location for bike theft. According to data from over 27,000 stolen motorcycles in the UK throughout 2018, it was discovered that The report drew on statistics from across the UK.
Top 5 hotspots for motorcycle theft
- East Yorkshire
- East Sussex
Many people are concerned that motorcycle security is no longer effective.
Some believe that the problem is rooted in the bikes’ antiquated security systems. Bikes have been using the same security for almost three decades, yet bike theft has increased by over 50% in the previous five years.
Although this is true, many people believe that the rise in theft is linked to a lack of police authority to pursue criminals. Many of them choose to take advantage of the absence of safety clothing in order to avoid being pursued by police.