Across the nation, state, and even in Lima, motor vehicle thefts are on the decline. According to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, motorcycle thefts in particular are falling drastically.
In 2011, motorcycle thefts in Ohio were down for the fourth straight year. Between 2007 and 2011, the numbers dropped by more than 50%. The study says the numbers are similar to a decline in thefts of cars and trucks. In Lima, the police department doesn't have specific numbers for motorcycles. But they do keep track of overall vehicle thefts.
During the first nine months of 2011, 86 vehicles were stolen. However, for the same time period this year, 24 fewer vehicles were stolen.
One tip considering the cooling temperatures, don't leave cars unattended while they're being warmed up.