Herefordshire has England’s third highest number of motorcycle thefts per resident. The data from a 12-month period (July 2018 to July 2019) has been compiled by from stolen motorcycles reported on, the UK’s stolen motorcycle database.

Over 27,000 motorcycles and scooters were stolen in the UK in 2018. The counties of Bristol, East Yorkshire and Herefordshire have the highest number of motorcycle thefts per capita.

The three counties with the least recorded motorcycle thefts are Devon, Gloucestershire and Rutland, which together recorded just 0.2% of the UK’s stolen motorcycles.

There were 27,000 motorcycles, mopeds or scooters stolen in the UK in 2018. Motorcycle theft is a huge issue, with many bikers having lost confidence in the police, who are seen as being slow to tackle motorcycle theft and moped-enabled crime, potentially fuelling an increase in motorcycle thefts.See more stories like this in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here