How it works:
- For a country with very low crime rates, Finland has a surprising number of bicycle thefts with around 20,000 bicycle (and accessories) thefts annually.
- It tends to happen in good weather, as people prefer to cycle during this period and that is when the black market is the most active.
- This may not be a great concern as locals are usually the ones targeted and most tourists seldom rent bicycles or seldom rent them overnight. If you, make sure to take all necessary precautions and do not even leave your bike unlocked for a minute.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Take a photo of the bicycle and serial number.
- Lock to an immovable object indoors or in a well-lit area with a u-lock. Keep them off the ground so they can’t be smashed.
- Report any thefts to the police.