Bicycle crime has fallen?

Everyone knows that Bicycle theft in London is a major problem however, there is good news for us cyclists that frequently use two safety locks – bicycle crime has fallen for the first time in 5 years.

You might have already been able to guess which areas are a particular problem around London but here are the figures:

2002 – 03 2006 -07
Barking and Dagenham 120 174
Barnet 218 247
Bexley 116 115
Brent 229 259
Bromley 179 212
Camden 1,347 1,329
City of Westminster 1,165 1,277
Croydon 240 264
Ealing 467 448
Enfield 186 179
Greenwich 249 395
Hackney 1,019 1,167
Hammersmith and Fulham 1,058 1,046
Haringey 247 392
Harrow 128 121
Havering 143 130
Hillingdon 264 247
Hounslow 405 569
Islington 1,140 1,682
Kensington and Chelsea 834 758
Kingston upon Thames 387 479
Lambeth 785 1,022
Lewisham 270 362
Merton 360 320
Newham 323 275
Redbridge 122 168
Richmond upon Thames 559 739
Southwark 798 1,248
Sutton 188 232
Tower Hamlets 846 1,061
Waltham Forest 176 366
Wandsworth 1,237 1,357
Total 15,805 18,640
Total London(1) 16,232 18,954
Total England 91,589 102,485

Remember to check out this video with some bicycle security tips.

Source: Thisislondon.co.uk

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