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A Bike Theft Epidemic, by the Numbers

Why bikes have become the hot pandemic item — to steal

Marker Number of the Day: 68% — Increase in reported U.S. bike thefts during the pandemic (Source: NYT)

68%: That’s the increase in bike thefts recorded by bike registry Bike Index between March and September this year over the same period in 2019. And as the New York Times notes, that may be lower than the actual increase, given that the index only tallies…




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