Bike Radar report:

A BBC programme will explain how organised crimes gangs and opportunistic thieves are leading epidemic proportions of bike theft.

According to BBC freedom of information requests to 10 police forces across the Midlands, almost 18,000 bikes were reported stolen in 2012 but only six percent were returned to owners.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.