The term ‘hot product’ is widely used to describe those items most likely to be stolen by thieves. The British Home Office uses the related acronym C.R.A.V.E.D, coined by the criminologist Ron Clarke (1999), to describe the features that elevate an item’s risk of theft, as follows:
Concealable, Removable, Available, Valuable, Enjoyable and Disposable
Like typically stolen items such as cash and mobile phones, bikes too are a good example of a 'hot product'. Their monetary value and ease of transport provide an attractive target for bicycle thieves. Johnson, Sidebottom and Thorpe (2009) describe how bicycles fit neatly into the CRAVED framework.