Scale of bicycle theft in Dublin ‘putting people off’ cycling
More than 10 bikes are reported stolen daily; true number may be three times higher
‘It is striking that only a tiny percentage is recovered – bikes are expensive enough items for individuals and families to pay out on.’ Photograph: iStock
The scale of bicycle thefts in Dublin has been condemned as “unacceptable” as latest official figures show almost 4,000 were reported stolen last year, a rate of more than 10 every day.
Campaigners say the true figure is much higher, with only a tiny percentage of stolen bikes ever recovered, and that the problem is putting people off cycling in the capital.