Avon & Somerset Police are holding bike marking and crime prevention events across Avon and Somerset in an effort to reduce bicycle thefts. We are to have an event in the park.
Each bike takes around 10 mins to complete.
The free bicycle marking events offer members of the public the opportunity to bring along their bikes where officers will register their bikes on the BikeRegister database.
The BikeRegister database is used by every police force in the UK and enables officers to quickly and easily identify the original owner of any stolen or recovered bicycles. Since the start of the BikeRegister scheme, we have recovered and returned a number of bikes to their original owners as a result of their details being registered on the BikeRegister database.
Avon and Somerset Police are committed to tackling burglary and identifying, apprehending and bringing offenders to justice. However, despite this continuous effort some members of society still choose to commit crime, including stealing bikes. Bicycle thefts account for 2% of all police recorded crime across England and Wales, and 50% of all bicycle owners have had a bike stolen.
We first started the bike marking security scheme last year and we have significantly grown this operation force-wide. With over 4,000 bikes marked in the past year, we are the most proactive police force in the country using the BikeRegister scheme.
At the events, you will also be able to have your bikes discreetly security marked with a tamperproof sticker, hear from our officers regarding the latest crime prevention advice and discuss any crime-related concerns you might have.
People who have their bikes marked will also be given an exclusive discount voucher to purchase a Secure-by-Design-approved D-lock.
Bike marking events are being supported by Operation Remedy as just one of a number of proactive initiatives being rolled out across Avon and Somerset to tackle residential burglary.
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