Cheshire has England’s fourth highest number of motorcycle thefts per resident according to a new report.

More than  five per cent of motorcycles and scooters reported stolen from 47 counties in England over the past 12 months were in Cheshire.

The data from a 12-month period - July 2018 to July 2019 -  has been compiled by from stolen motorcycles reported on the UK’s stolen motorcycle database.

More than 27,000 motorcycles andscooters were stolen in the UK in 2018. 

The counties of Bristol, East Yorkshire and Herefordshire have the highestnumber of motorcycle thefts per capita.

The three worst regions,Greater London, the South East and the North West account for 58% of all stolen motorcycles in England. 

A staggering 94.6% of the UK's stolen motorcycles werereported in England with just 5.4% in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The three counties with the least recorded motorcycle thefts are Devon, Gloucestershire and Rutland, which together recorded just 0.2% of the UK’s stolen motorcycles.

There were 27,000 motorcycles, mopeds or scooters stolen in the UK in 2018. That's one in sevenof the vehicles stolen in the UK and yet motorcycles make up just 2% of all registered vehicles on UK roads.