Part of a presentation for South East Dublin Garda areas to the Dublin South East Area Joint Policing Committee last night.
Forty seven per cent in one year.
Not including unreported thefts.
Green Party [Dublin City] Councillor Claire Byrne sez:
“This unprecedented rise in bike theft is deeply concerning to anyone who owns a bicycle and to those who want to see an increase in cycling in the city. Research has shown that people are far less likely to invest in a new bike and continue cycling after a theft, so it’s something we need to tackle urgently. 47% is a huge jump by anyone’s standard. No one would accept car crime to such an extent..
“One way to improve this is to create more safe and secure bike parking facilities in the city. I would like to see Dublin City Council recreate the success of the Drury Street Car Park bike parking facility and open new monitored and secure locations, or to roll out more on-street bike lockers that are currently being trialled by Dublin City Beta Projects….”
Further suggestions welcome below.