Bike theft is one of the most common property crimes in our community.
It’s frustrating for riders who often stand to lose hundreds to thousands of dollars’ worth of their property. In communities as bike friendly as Victoria and Esquimalt, the theft of someone’s bike is often the theft of that person’s prime mode of transportation. It can be frustrating for officers as well. We recover a fair number of stolen bikes which end up going to auction instead of being reunited with their owners.
That’s why we launched a new bike registry to help combat bike theft in the capital region.
The new registration system helps officers reunite found or seized bikes with their rightful owners much more quickly.
The dashboard below shows Stolen (reported to police as stolen), Found (found by a citizen or officer) Recovered (bike reported as stolen, in VIcPD possession).