With high gas prices, bikes are more common than ever. Yet, bikes are increasing valuable and, increasingly prey to thieves. Here is some interesting background:
• 53% of students will have their bike stolen during their four years at college. This is according to a 1994 study by Integrated Cycle Systems, of Bad Bones U-bar lock fame.
• Over 1.5 million bicycles are stolen each year. The National Bike Registry reports that over half of property crime that occurs within the University of California campuses involves bicycle theft.
• The National Bike Registry records that bikes are most often stolen from the owner's home (versus other locations).
• Many bikes are recovered. Yet, they may sit idle in the college security office or local police warehouse. Our asset labels help owners recover bikes and keep vandals at bay.