New statistics released have shown that in 2012 Tractor thefts has fallen by a massive 47% compared to the previous year, unfortunately figures from the Metropolitan police force’s Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence unit showed that quad bike theft has increased by 25%. It seems thieves have stopped targeting the large machinery and are focussing on quad bikes, as they are easy to drive away.
This has affected areas such as the West Country, where rural crime including quad bike theft reached £7.6 million. The North – West of England has also seen high rates of quad bike theft, as has Gloucestershire where an average of 4 quad bikes, are stolen every month.
Greater care needs to be taken to combat the threat of quad bike theft in rural areas. The main way to protect your quad bike is by making sure it is locked away securely, where no one can see it and in a place that would be difficult to gain access to it.
Quad bike security
- Ground anchors, padlocks and chains, can all help to prevent Quad Bike theft.
- Make sure the boundaries to your property are secure and always lock gates and check that they are secured properly.
- Lock your quad bike out of sight in a secure garage.
- Fit your quad bike with a tracker.
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