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every 11 minutes Motorcycle thefts are down considerably since 2006, when 66,774 were stolen. (Photo: Shutterstock) This story is reprinted with permission from FC&&S Legal, the industry’s only comprehensive digital resource designed for insurance coverage law professionals. Visit the website to subscribe. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in the United States in 2016, compared with 45,555 reported stolen in 2015 — an increase of two percent. Related: Time to hit the road: Motorcycle insurance coverage and options explained According to a report released by the National Crime Insurance Bureau (NCIB), the top 10 states with the most reported motorcycles thefts in 2016 were: California (7,506). Florida (4,482). Texas (3,692). South Carolina (2,057). North Carolina (1,847). New York (1,731). Indiana (1,397). Georgia (1,296). Missouri (1,195) Nevada (1,177). The top 10 cities for motorcycle thefts in 2016 were: New York (1,209). San Diego (849). Las Vegas (818). Los Angeles (760). San Francisco (616). Miami (610). Houston (607). San Antonio (411). Phoenix (347). Austin, Texas (343). The NCIB also reported that the top 10 most stolen motorcycles in 2016 by manufacturer were: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (9,052 thefts). Yamaha Motor Corporation (7,723). American Suzuki Motor Corporation (6,229). Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (5,221). Harley Davidson, Inc. (4,953). Taotao Group Co. Ltd (2,673). KTM Sportmotorcycle AG (762). Ducati Motor Holding (521). Genuine Cycle (463). Kymco U.S.A., Inc. (453). The most motorcycle thefts occurred in August (5,251) and the fewest in February (2,547), which continues to reflect a weather-influenced pattern that is consistent with previous years, according to the NCIB. Motorcycle thefts are down considerably since 2006, when 66,774 were stolen. Learn more: NCIB Report. (Source: NICB) Related: 9 tips for staying safe on a motorcycle

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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