Bicycles: Theft

Home Office written question – answered at on 5 July 2022.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of bicycles stolen in each police region in the last 12 months.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

The number of bicycle theft offences reported to and recorded by the police in England and Wales, in the year ending December 2021, broken down by region, is presented in the table below.

Region

Number of Bicycle theft offences

North East

2,557

North West

7,058

Yorkshire and the Humber

5,325

East Midlands

5,136

West Midlands

4,103

East of England

7,549

London

21,115

South East

10,588

South West

5,165

Wales

2,173

British Transport Police

3,624

England and Wales

74,393

Statistics on the number of bicycle theft offences recorded by each police force in England and Wales are published on a quarterly basis on the Home Office website at:

Police recorded crime and outcomes open data tables - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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