Bike Crime Increases 69% in the Capital During the Second Quarter of the Year

The Edinburgh Division of police Scotland have reported that in the latest quarter April to September 2017 that the largest volume of increase in theft is that of pedal cycles. Since the last quarter the theft of pedal cycles has risen by 513 more crimes which is an increase of 69%. A large proportion of these thefts will be of high value road bikes that can cost thousands of pounds.

Miles Briggs comments:

“There has been an emerging trend in the targeting of high quality road and mountain bikes.

“I would advise cyclists to take all possible preventative measures to reduce the risk of their bikes being stolen and also to invest in a top quality bike lock.

“Edinburgh City Council, local employers, universities and colleges should look into putting up more bike racks so that cyclists have more secure places to lock up their bikes.”


Miles Briggs