Official Neighbourhood Watch Victoria partner
We are delighted to welcome BikeVAULT as an official Neighbourhood Watch Victoria partner
Bike theft is a significant high-volume crime in Australia. Upwards of 30,000 bikes are stolen each year and less than 10% are recovered by police and returned to their rightful owners.
Why so few are recovered? Insecure bike identification. It is a key reason why only a small percentage of stolen bikes are recovered by the police and returned to their owners. Conclusively identifying a stolen bike from the many thousands advertised can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Even a record of the frame serial number is no guarantee that a stolen bike can be identified.
That is where our friends at BikeVAULT come in.
Bike Vault’s free portal gives the community and police the means to easily search and compare stolen bike reports with bikes offered for sale. By reporting a potential match you could be helping to reunite a crime victim with their bike.