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February 25, 2014
What Happens to Stolen Bicycles?
by Oran Sands   |   1 COMMENT

 What Happens to Stolen Bicycles?


At Priceonomics, we are fascinated by stolen bicycles. Put simply, why the heck do so many bicycles get stolen? It seems like a crime with very limited financial upside for the thief, and yet bicycle theft is rampant in cities like San Francisco (where we are based). What is the economic incentive for bike thieves that underpins the pervasiveness of bike theft? Is this actually an efficient way for criminals to make money?


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After reading this blog post, consider going to our new Stolen Bike page and registering your bike.

Kevin Whited February 13, 2014