Big thanks to GMP for sharing this and allowing us to re-blog it.
Lock It or Lose It: Greater Manchester Police has been successful in reducing the level of cycle theft in recent years. We are committed to continuing this downward trend but we can only do so with your help. Cyclists often make it easy for a thief to steal their bike by locking them inadequately or leaving them insecure. In the UK, a bicycle is stolen every minute and less than 5% are returned to their owners.