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Bicycle Theft in the UK

Bicycle Theft Overview

During 2021, England & Wales's police forces received 67,926 crime reports about bicycle theft. This is a decrease of 10% from 2020's figure of 74,895 reports of bicycle theft, giving an overall crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 people in 2021 and a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 people for 2020.

The most dangeroues cities for bicycle theft are Hammersmith and Fulham, Hackney, and Tower Hamlets, with crime rates of 7, 6, and 6 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for bicycle theft is Bristol, which recorded a bicycle theft rate of 3.2 offences per 1,000 people in 2021. The second most dangerous area for bicycle theft is Cambridgeshire, with a crime rate of 3.1, followed by Oxfordshire in third, with a bicycle theft rate of 2.6 per 1,000 residents.

The safest area in England and Wales for bicycle theft is Birmingham, which had a crime rate of 0.26 in 2021. Next safest is Plymouth, followed by Coventry in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 0.34 and 0.40 respectively.

The Most Dangerous Towns & Cities for Bicycle Theft

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Hammersmith and Fulham7.28
2Hackney5.67
3Tower Hamlets5.53
4Westminster5.27
5Southwark4.89
6Camden4.84
7Islington4.44
8Richmond upon Thames4.31
9Wandsworth3.99
10Brighton and Hove3.99

The Safest Towns & Cities for Bicycle Theft

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Birmingham0.26
2Plymouth0.34
3Coventry0.40
4Bradford0.44
5Milton Keynes0.44
6Wolverhampton0.44
7Croydon0.51
8Bexley0.56
9Bromley0.62
10Havering0.64

Bicycle Theft Trends

Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
2018201920202021Trend
1.581.411.251.13Safer

Most Dangerous Councils & Counties for Bicycle Theft

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Bristol3.21
2Cambridgeshire3.12
3Oxfordshire2.59
4London2.41
5South Glamorgan2.21
6Berkshire1.83
7East Riding of Yorkshire1.51
8East Sussex1.48
9Dorset1.46
10Leicestershire1.42

Last updated: 22 Mar 2021