Page 4 - PANIU Report 2016 Issue 1
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Supported by
Association of Chief Police Officers
Construction Plant hirers Association
Agricultural Engineers Association
Plant Theft Action Group
Break down of the figures between October - December 2015
The accompanying charts capture the theft data available to PANIU for the previous quarter, October to December 2015. It can be seen that an increase in overall thefts has been recorded, up from 623 thefts last quarter to 678 this quarter. This is obviously a move in the wrong direction but from looking at the data in more detail some very interesting observations can be made.
Just 52 thefts of Kubota products finds themselves in number one spot this quarter. 10th on the list with just 15 thefts is Bobcat. JCB are currently in second place with just 50 thefts. Mini excavators remain the number one most stolen generic machinery type. You can see from the chart how this breaks down by manufacturer.
There has been a significant increase in the theft of quad bikes. The majority of these are not road registered so do not display a number plate. This makes them more difficult to identify and circulate as stolen at the time of reporting.
PANIU has an intimate working knowledge of all quad bikes and can help you to correctly identify suspected stolen machines.
There is no doubt that the current trend for machinery theft is smaller products. Thieves are targeting easily transportable items. Those that can be concealed inside a panel van. Easy to steal because they do not have imobiliser technology and no overt property marking in the form of CESAR.
When you add machinery thefts and quad thefts together you have a total of 949. Just 103 of these were fitted with CESAR. That is just over 10% of machines stolen were fitted with CESAR.
Yorkshire & the North East is the most affected area for theft with the M62 corridor appearing to be the common denominator. The South East region is currently second.
Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit
JUL-SEPT 2015
RANK POLICE FORCE TOT
1 GREATER MANCHESTER 63 2 WEST YORKSHIRE 44 3 METROPOLITAN POLICE 34 4 KENT 27 5 HUMBERSIDE 26 6 SOUTH YORKSHIRE 24 7 STRATHCLYDE 24 8 ESSEX 23 9 WEST MIDLANDS 22
10 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 21 OTHERS 315 TOTAL 623
RANK
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
OCT - DEC 2015
POLICE FORCE TOT WEST YORKSHIRE 49
GREATER MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN POLICE 45 HUMBERSIDE 33 WEST MERCIA 27 LANCASHIRE 26 SOUTH YORKSHIRE 26 THAMES VALLEY 25 BTP 23
NORTH YORKSHIRE
OTHERS 356 TOTAL 678
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