Where were the 10 worst hotspots for bike theft in 2018?

I’ve looked at this using postcode sectors – a small unit and probably the most relevant. This is something you can easily query with a ukcrimestats login. Here are the top 10 – I knew Cambridge was bad, but not that bad !

RankPostcode SectorsAreaBike Theft Total
1CB1 2Cambridge (Central  South)  Teversham398
2CB2 1Cambridge (West)379
3CB2 3Cambridge (West)371
4OX4 1East Oxford  Cowley  Blackbird Leys  Sandford-on-Thames  Iffley346
5CB1 1Cambridge (Central  South)  Teversham299
6CF10 1Cardiff city centre  Grangetown  Cardiff Bay & Butetown276
7PE1 1Peterborough  Eastfield  Eastgate  Dogsthorpe  Fengate  Newark  Parnwell269
8KT1 1Kingston upon Thames  Hampton Wick267
9OX1 3Central and South Oxford  Kennington232
10CB5 8Cambridge (East)205
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