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North Carolina, Florida Among States With Most Reported Heavy Equipment Thefts

 Friday, October 25, 2013

 Insurance Journal

A report this month from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows five of the top 10 states nationwide with the most reported heavy equipment thefts are from the Southeast region. In NICB’s “Equipment Theft Report,” published on Oct. 10, Texas was ranked number one in 2012 with 1,401 reported thefts last year. In second place was North Carolina with 1,037 thefts — followed by Florida in third with 890 thefts. In fourth place was California with 686 thefts. Georgia and South Carolina tied for fifth, with 595 each. Tennessee came in seventh, with 474 thefts.