Cyclists commuting into London boroughs of Islington and Westminster seem to be more likely to have their bikes stolen. According to data released by the Metropolitan Police, those were the boroughs where a largest number of bicycle thefts were reported during February.
On the following map, each borough was painted with a colour representing the amount of bicycle thefts that were reported to the police during that period:
1) City of London; 2) City of Westminster; 3) Kensington and Chelsea; 4) Hammersmith and Fulham; 5) Wandsworth; 6) Lambeth; 7) Southwark; 8 ) Tower Hamlets; 9) Hackney; 10) Islington; 11) Camden; 12) Brent; 13) Ealing; 14) Hounslow; 15) Richmond; 16) Kingston upon Thames; 17) Merton; 18) Sutton; 19) Croydon; 20) Bromley; 21) Lewisham; 22) Greenwich; 23) Bexley; 24) Havering; 25) Barking and Dagenham; 26) Redbridge; 27) Newham; 28) Waltham Forest; 29) Haringey; 30) Enfield; 31) Barnet; 32) Harrow; 33) Hillingdon.
There are some simple tips you might follow to protect your bike from potential thieves. Check what we published before on this subject: