I've not thought this through, I'm just throwing it out there for consideration but I have been wondering if it would do any good to make bike theft a specific crime apart from ordinary theft. With the economy the way it is more people will are taking to their bikes and will be for some time. Considering that these days a lot of people are relying on their bikes to get them to work and the amount of hassle and expense involved in being without ones bike and having to replace it I thought that specific laws with harsher sentances could be introduced to help stem the bike crime wave. It seems to me that bikes have become a specific target for theives now ranging from those who nick absolutely anything to get an easy £20 from a latter day pawn shop and misery broker to professional gangs out scoping for specific bikes of high value. Reading that back I can guess that most people will probably think that there are laws enough that just need enforcing but still does anyone think specific laws could help. I have to admit some of this might just be driven by my own petty desire to see the guy who nicked my bike get taught a lesson he wouldn't forget.