Estimated 113,000 Bikes Stolen In Uk Since April

Estimated 113,000 bikes stolen in UK since April

Will Strickson 18 Nov 2020 Research by Direct Line Home Insurance suggests increase in theft aligned with 14.5 million bikes purchased since start of first lockdown Nearly 113,000 bikes are estimated to have been stolen in the UK since the beginning of the first lockdown, with research by Direct Line Home Insurance concluded that as many as 112,600 bikes may have been stolen. The highest volume of thefts is in the City of London which saw 2,385 bikes stolen per 100,000 residents and where 10% of reported crimes are bike crimes. For context, Cambridgeshire, which has the second highest volume, had 158 bike thefts per 100,000 residents. The study takes into account 32,700 bikes that were reported stolen from April to August along with the fact that 71% of bike thefts aren't reported. This comes alongside, and correlates with, more positive reports that 14.5 million new bikes, worth over £5 ...

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