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The Bicycle Register

Bicycle thefts on the rise again…

After a couple of quiet years in 2020 and 2021, where Denmark was in lockdown and people worked from home due to the Corona crisis, nearly 15,000 fewer bicycle thefts were reported than in the previous 2 years.

The National Police’s crime report for 2020 shows that the police received fewer crime reports.

Overall, in 2020, there were almost 9 percent fewer violations of the penal code, and especially in theft and burglary, citizens experienced declining crime rates.

But barely had we rejoiced that we could move around without face masks again when the war broke out in Ukraine, resulting in significant human and economic losses.

In Denmark, it is especially noticeable in private finances, and both inflation and unemployment are rising. And when there is an economic crisis, crime, especially theft and handling of stolen goods, increases.

Thus, the third quarter of 2022 is shaping up to be the quarter with the highest number of reported bicycle thefts in over 5 years.

Our bicycles have become more expensive, partly due to the increase in electric bikes and cargo bikes on the roads, as more people replace their cars with a cheaper and more environmentally friendly solution. They are easy to steal and unfortunately, easy to sell.

This is where BikeTag comes into the picture. We make it much harder for the thief to sell the stolen bike, making it less attractive to steal. After all, who wants to ride a bike where everyone can see that it is stolen?

Therefore, hurry down to your nearest authorized BikeTag dealer and register your bike, so that together we can combat bicycle theft.

A marked bike is a protected bike.