The last time I spoke about the theft of motorcycles in Barcelona regarding the data provided by the No more stolen motorcycles website, I described this city as the place where more motorcycles were stolen in all of Spain, immediately afterwards I received the call from my friend Pau Vidal to clarify that the statistics skyrocket when it was also about a city with a fleet of almost 218,000 motorcycles enrolled.
But even so, his motorcycle theft numbers continue to be dizzying. According to the Mossos d'Esquadra, from January 1 to July 31 of this year, 1,565 motorcycles were stolen in Barcelona, which leaves an average of 7, 3 motorcycles stolen every day. This figure means that so far this year 0.7% of the number of motorcycles registered in the city has been stolen.
The motorists of this city have to congratulate themselves because although the figure is still very high, police pressure has made it 7% lower than the previous year and it has continued to decline since 2008, when an average of 9.6 motorcycles were stolen every day in the city. In addition to this positive trend, it is added that in the first seven months of 2012, 53% of the stolen motorcycles were recovered.
As the inspector of the Mossos Pere Guillén, deputy head of the Territorial Research Area of Barcelona explains to the newspaper:
Still I resist believing As the news from "the newspaper" says, there are workshops that carry out requests to "thieves" to repair their customers' motorcycles, call me unhappy if you want, just as I find the price they say is too expensive motorcycle stolen on the black market, 1,500 Euros.