Report (2020)

Stats on Toronto's Bicycle Thefts between 2014-2019


In 2018 I stumbled upon the Toronto Police Service’s published datasets and as an avid cyclist in the city I was naturally curious about the bicycle thefts that happen in the city. I dug through the data (that can be found here) and I wrote a report on my findings back then.

It’s been two years since I last looked at the data and after someone from CycleTO reached out, I thought this would be a great time to make an updated report with data from 2018 and 2019.

Note: the data presented only reflects reported crimes, which may not reflect actual bicycle-related crime in the city

Neighbourhoods

Each crime is listed with the neighbourhood of where the crime occurred! Waterfront Communities - The Island comes in first place with 2271 reported incidents over 6 years and Maple Leaf comes in last with only 5. In the 2018 report Waterfront Communities - The Island had less than 1400 crimes and Maple Leaf had 7 (somehow this value decreased by 2)

Below is a plot of number of crimes by neighbourhood – double click to zoom out and drag your mouse to zoom in on a window