Make the police do more to combat motorcycle theft.
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We want the police forces throughout the country to do more to combat motorcycle theft. More and more motorcycles get stolen every day and it seems like the police just don't care enough to do something about it. They give a crime number and then just forget about it.
My story - I awoke one morning to find my motorcycle had been stolen, the high security chain had been cut and my bike was gone leaving me with no transport to get to work. I called the police and reported the theft and was given a crime number. After calling the police and informing friends and family I went to where my bike was kept and looked around (I don't really know why I guess it's just something we do when we suffer loss). I found evidence that I felt the police would need and called them again, I was told to carefully collect this evidence and an officer would come to collect it - This never happened, in fact in the 2 months since my bike was stolen I haven't had a single call from the police. It seems as though they just aren't interested. Some say this is a relatively victimless crime because 'The insurance will pay for it' but this isn't true, I lost my no-claims bonus, I have a huge excess that will be deducted from any pay out, my insurance quotes for another bike or a car have gone through the roof so as well as losing my pride and joy I have to pay out even more for my independence and as more bikes get stolen EVERYONE pays more on their insurance policies.
Since having my bike stolen I have come to realise from the motorcycling community as a whole that this is not an isolated incident but is generally what happens when a motorcycle is stolen and those thefts are growing because the criminals know that with the police not doing much to combat it they can get away scot-free and do it again.
What do we want to resolve this?
We want the police to be more active in hunting motorcycle thieves, We want the police to use their powers to chase criminals on motorcycles who refuse to stop without fear of punishment if the criminal falls off and hurts themselves and finally we want the criminals to receive tougher punishments to deter them from further crimes.
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