More than 9,000 bicycles stolen in Hungary last year
Budapest, July 14 (MTI) – Last year, 9,056 bicycles were stolen in Hungary, daily Magyar Idok said on Thursday, citing data from the National Police Headquarters (ORFK).
The number includes only those bicycles with a value over 50,000 forints (EUR 159), as the police do not keep statistics on the theft of cheaper bicycles, the paper said. However, cheaper bicycles are just as likely to be stolen as dearer ones, it added.
Nearly half of bicycle thefts took place in the capital. The number of thefts in Pest County and Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok County, in central Hungary, was also high. The lowest number of bicycle thefts was reported in Nograd County, in the country’s north, last year.
In the first six months of this year 4,000 bicycles were stolen, almost half of them, 1,719, taken in Budapest, ORFK said.