Project Numéro - Bicycle Theft

The purpose of Projet Numéro is to introduce different measures to reduce bicycle thefts and improve the chances of finding them through an ID document and engraving on the bicycle.

The ID document Projet Numéro is used to record all of the information about your bicycle that the police will need in case it is stolen (brand, model, serial number, etc.). 

Then your personal ID number is permanently engraved on your bicycle. This number is recorded in the SPVM automated system, and is therefore available to any police officer trying to track down the owner of a recovered bicycle. The engraving is free, and provides a deterrent since it makes it more difficult for a thief to sell a bike.

Signing up for Projet Numéro is easy. To find out when the next engravings will be scheduled, just contact your neighbourhood police station. Bring your bike to the station, and staff will engrave the number and affix a sticker on the crossbar near the handlebar to show that you are a participant in the program.

Bicycle theft prevention tips: 

  • always lock up your bicycle,
  • find out which is the best type of bicycle lock from a reliable retailer,
  • as much as possible, secure your bike to a bike stand,
  • if your front wheel has a quick release, remove it and lock it along with the rear wheel and the bicycle frame,
  • avoid locking up your bike in the same place several days in a row if it is not supervised, and
  • record the particulars of your bicycle: brand, model, style, number of speeds, colour, year made, serial number, etc.