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Honda is #1 Among Thieves

Police officials say that the amount of stolen vehicles has not increased or decreased for 2012.

Last year’s crime statistics have revealed that there were a total of 1,332 vehicles stolen from their owners with Hondas topping the list.

The police chart shows that there were 792 Honda Vehicles reported stolen – representing 59 per cent of total amount.

There were 272 Nissans stolen and the remaining 268 reported were of other makes.

Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said that the statistics from this year have not moved from the previous year.
“That in our mind is significant and it indicates that we are making some headway in the category of stolen vehicles,” he said.

“Despite the fact that the numbers are still very high, we’re holding a line and we are hoping that in 2013 we’ll do better work to ensure that those figures continue to go down,” he added.

According to the report, October was the month that had the highest amount of car thefts reported with 141, August right behind with 127 and November with 125.

While it was expected to be a month filled with increased crime, December saw reports of some 110 stolen vehicles.

Car thefts saw no time limit on fulfilling their deeds as 489 of them were done between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and midnight, while 483 between midnight and 8:00 a.m. and 360 reported stolen between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Police said that criminals are stealing vehicles and modifying them for resale either by print media or on the streets.

However, the good news is that out of those cases, there have been 232 arrests and 90 of them have been charged.
Females have also been caught in connection with the car thefts.

According to the police report, four females were held responsible along with the 228 males.

Mr. Greenslade said the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is continuing its efforts in battling the crime.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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