News Bike Thefts Rise
posted by October 26 at 13:14 PMon
As of the end of September, Seattle bike thefts are up by 28 percent in the East Precinct and 34 percent in the West Precinct over the same period last year, according to new Seattle Police stats. Capt. Landy Black of East Precinct, which includes Capitol Hill and the Central Area, theorizes the blip has something to do with the nice weather. The real numbers are not so outlandish: in the East Precinct, 134 bikes were stolen this year compared to 104 during the same period last year. City wide, bike thefts rose just 6.6 percent, and theft in general is down, as of August, by about 18 percent. I’m not saying this is the solution.