As in any other part of the country, North Yorkshire and the City of York suffer from bicycle theft - both from street locations and from houses and out-buildings.
Most thefts are carried out by opportunist thieves, who choose "easy targets". A few precautions will help reduce your chances of being a victim of car crime.
High prices for precious metals have resulted in a noticeable increase in thefts of catalytic converters.
When driving in wintry conditions, motorists should take extra care and ensure they keep their vehicle well maintained.
Fuel is a precious commodity and is often a target for thieves - by taking a few simple steps, you can reduce the chances of being a victim.
It's not uncommon for number plates to be stolen from parked cars, as it's easy to remove them. But why would someone steal your number plates?