Data on the number of bicycles stolen are not very exact at the national level in the Netherlands. The number of reports of bicycle thefts by itself is no accurate measure, as the majority of thefts is never reported. The size of the problem may best be ...
Size of bicycle theft
Data on the number of bicycles stolen annually in the Netherlands, from 1985 to 2000.
Old crocks for fear of theft
In the bicycle theft campaign, the Dutch Cyclists Association surveyed 4300 people. For 43 percent, fear of theft is a reason not to buy a new bicycle; for 45 percent it is a reason to sometimes leave the bicycle at home.