Yes, it’s very common throughout Taiwan. Taipei, nevermind they don’t really relate.
Scooters come and go almost as easily as bicycles. And in traditional Taiwan no one would steal someone’s scooter who is known locally. Unless they are new or high. So the only real reason a scooter is stolen is if you’re unknown and parked out of town or the police take it cause most aren’t legal (will only happen in the far north). Even if a scooter goes missing, if you park them around the island for.work you probably already saved so much money the 15 to 25k it cost has been made.back. and if it gets stolen its generally found withinI days due to such a high survalence system in Taiwan. Only time I had trouble was. Left one for a couple months in the south in a very stupid spot, forgot where and when I parked.it, so when tried to get.police to check it was hard as cctv generally is kept for.7 days. After that they rely on recognition technology and.police patrols. So it took 3 months for them to find it. I was angry, he was caught , he’s in jail, and I have my.s ooter back. Petty theft is a rare thing here. But its getting more and more common for sure. The traditional untouchable style of taiwa.seems to be disappearing.