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- Do Not Steal My Bike! is an association established by students at Tromsø University in 1994. Its primary goal is to take action to ensure a reduction of the high rate of bicycle- thefts in Norway.
- It has been estimated that about 100,000 bike-thefts are committed in Norway annually. In 1997, 24,166 bike-thefts were reported to the Police, and the insurance companies gave compensation for 18,118 bikes.
- Do Not Steal My Bike! employs both preventive action and public campaigning. We work towards distributing more solid bike-rails, giving information on proper locking of bikes, and encouraging bike-owners to have their bikes registered with the Falken Bicycle Register. We conduct surveillance of expensive bikes in high risk areas to catch bike thieves red handed. Also, with the Police, we conduct controls where we stopped all passing bikes and checked the frame-number against the Police register of missing bikes and the Falken Bicycle Register. In addition, we help the Police in identifying confiscated and found bikes to have the thief pencilized and bikes retrieved to their owners.
- On our homepage you will find statistics over bicycle thefts in Norway. We also have an overview over the best locks for bicycles on the market, and give information on how to lock your bike. We also have a presentation of the best Norwegian bike insurances. For our foreign visitors it could really pay off having a look at the different insurance companies■ offers regarding bicycle-insurance.
- Have a look at our report for 1997. Also notice some myths about bike thieves, and about drug addicts who finance their drugs by stealing bikes. Read about Wu Hongyan (20) who got the death penalty for repeatedly stealing bikes. The Norwegian Bicycle Association (Syklistenes Landsforening - SLF) gives out a magazine called "På sykkel" (on the bike). We recommend a look at Dahl-Stamnes' homepage and the MTB pages of Sigurd Schiøth in addition to the web-pages of DBS, Norway's largest bicycle producer.
- Please feel free to comment on our homepage. We are open to suggestions, ideas etc. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by E-mail, fax or snailmail :-)
Bicycle thefts in Norway
- + 47 77 64 46 50
- Aksjonsgruppen Ikke Stjel Sykkelen Min!
- Stud.post MH-bygget
- N-9037 Tromsø
Last modified: Fri Apr 24 21:13:01 MET 1998