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NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Post Increase in 2016

Thefts up 2 percent from 2015

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 18, 2017 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2016. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared with 45,555 reported stolen in 2015—an increase of 2 percent.

Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in motorcycle thefts, motorcycle thefts are down considerably since 2006. They have dropped from 66,774 in 2006 to 46,467 in 2016—a decline of 30 percent.

The top 10 states with the most reported motorcycles thefts in 2016 were California (7,506), Florida (4,482), Texas (3,692), South Carolina (2,057), North Carolina (1,847), New York (1,731), Indiana
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Air traffic control for drones is coming. Here’s how it could work

Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times; May 11, 2017

By 2020, an estimated 7 million drones could be zipping around the country delivering packages, taking photos, inspecting infrastructure or conducting search and rescue missions.

But before that happens, they’ll need a system in place to avoid crashing into each other — or worse, passenger aircraft.

Dominic Hart/NASA Ames (Drone Co-Habitation Services operates a Phantom 3 commercial drone, one of 11 vehicles in a NASA field demonstration in Nevada.)

NASA, along with the Federal Aviation Administration and an extensive list of industry partners, has been researching the requirements needed to establish a drone traffic management system. This summer, some of those ideas will be tested in
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