We've put together an infographic highlighting the scale of bicycle thefts within London, UK in 2014. We wanted to highlight the importance of having a good bike lock. We'd love to hear your feedback on this, either in the comments below or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're thinking about creating a series of these for other major cities and countries, if there's enough interest we'll get straight on it!
The data on the number of bikes reported stolen to the police came from data.police.uk, which provides data about crime and policing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It's an initiative by the UK Government to make police performance more transparent to the public.
We also got our information from Transport for London & the Crime Survey for England and Wales. The Crime Survey records crimes that may not have been reported to the police, including bicycle theft. When used alongside the police recorded bike crime figures, it helps to show a more accurate picture of the level of bike crime.
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