Came across this today and thought I'd share. Click on the numbers to drill down to your suburb. http://m.smh.com.au/data-point/blog.../the-motorcycle-theft-map-20130513-2jhq7.html Motorbikes: to those who love them, they are synonomous with freedom, power, and class. To others, they are a noisy hazard. To some, they are targets. We all know that theives can strike apparently at random, but motorbike theft is a bit different. People who steal cars usually do so "short-term" because they need or want a car for a particular purpose in a particular moment, according to data from national auto theft data centre CARS, the Comprehensive Auto-Theft Research System. In contrast, people steal motorcycles for money. More than one-quarter of all motor vehicles stolen "for profit" in 2011-12 were motorcycles. That's more than three times the share motocycles claim of "short-term" thefts, for things like joyriding or use in a criminal act. Just 7.8 per cent of short-term thefts were of motorcycles comared to 25.9 per cent of for-profit theft. So where does this happen? CARS has helpfully built a map (below). It works best in a modern web browser such as Firefox or Chrome, and will not work as well in Internet Explorer. If you have problems viewing it we recommend you update your browser. Zoom in for detailed information about where thefts occur. Hover over a coloured node to see additional information.