The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on heavy equipment thefts in 2014. This report, co-produced with the National Equipment Register (NER), examines heavy equipment theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and profiles that data according to theft state, theft city, theft month, equipment manufacturer, equipment style (type) and year of manufacture. The report also examines heavy equipment recoveries in 2014 based on those same criteria.
In 2014, a total of 11,625 heavy equipment thefts were reported to law enforcement—an increase of 1.2 percent from the 11,486 reported in 2013.
Texas ranked number one in 2014 with 1,650 reported thefts In second place was North Carolina with 918 thefts followed by Florida in third with 915 thefts. In fourth place was South Carolina with 660 thefts and Georgia is fifth with 647. The top five cities with the most thefts were Houston, Texas (201); Miami, Fla. (105); San Antonio, Texas (83); Oklahoma City, Okla. (83); and Las Vegas, Nev. (73).&
See the full report here.