I thought I was right wing, but you can flap yours as well !
I'm old enough to remember when all public phone boxes had a telephone directory inside them....which didn't get nicked. How times have changed.
There is one simple solution - but in several parts
1. Double the Police Force, but set realistic targets and make officers accountable.
2.When you catch a thief make his life a misery...literally. Build more prisons and lock the scum away.....BUT..try everything possible to rehabilitate them while they are inside.
3.Give our youngsters the opportunity to do worthwhile things that don't cost the earth and they will be too busy to hang around on street corners looking for mischief. Then they might end up as usefull members of society and not thieves.
Then you might be able to leave your bike outside with the keys in and the helmet sat on the seat.
I had a dream