Bicycle theft

Bicycle theft - The town hall and the police of Saint Raphaël in the Var have set up a service to mark bicycles in an attempt to reduce the number of bikes stolen. Saint Raphael is the first town in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region to introduce such a service which takes 30 seconds and cost 6 euros.

2 to 3% of stolen bikes which aren’t engraved are returned to their owner, this percentage increases to 7 or 10% for ones that are.

According to véloperdu.fr, 400,000 bikes are stolen in France per year, that is to say one per minute.

100,000 are found, without being able to be returned due to lack of identification.

 

Last local news

Evening Update Wednesday 2 December 2020

Prime Minister Jean Castex is set to announce the French government's Covid-19 vaccination plan at 6.30 tomorrow evening. ... Evening Update Wednesday 2 December 2020 Read More

02/12/2020

Lunchtime News Wednesday 2nd December 2020

A 65-year-old man has died after being hit by a delivery truck in Nice this morning. The accident occurred at the Eucalyptus technical high school. ... Lunchtime News Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Read More

02/12/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 2nd December 2020

“Don’t go skiing in Switzerland or Italy” is the message from French President Emmanuel Macron, who has announced plans to take “restrictive and diss... French and Riviera News Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Read More

02/12/2020

Evening Update Tuesday 1 December 2020

President Macron has said that a general public vaccination programme will take place "between April and June" after the vaccination of the most vulne... Evening Update Tuesday 1 December 2020 Read More

01/12/2020

Lunchtime News Tuesday 1st December 2020

Three teenagers have been injured, including two seriously, in a road accident this Tuesday morning involving a school bus in eastern France.... Lunchtime News Tuesday 1st December 2020 Read More

01/12/2020