Bike theft from homes has doubled in the last year, research says

Data released by a bike insurance company also shows theft accounted for nearly half of all claims in 2020


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Instances of bike theft from peoples' homes doubled last year, according to one insurance company that has released its claims data for 2020.

Analysing the data of thousands of customers, Bikmo says the percentage of theft incidents taking place at cyclists' homes accounted for 49 per cent of total claims in 2020, up from 23 per cent in 2019.

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