Mariano Pasik of Buenos Aires, Argentina started his La Prueba de la Bicicleta project as a way to to gauge how safe an area is. I think his bike theft videos are more fascinating as security “honeypot” research.
Bait bikes are placed, unlocked, in a public place with a hidden camera pointing at the bike. La Prueba de la Bicicleta (The Bike Test) then times how long the bike lasts before somebody swipes the bike. It’s interesting to see the thieves see the bike and wander back and forth a few times before they finally grab the bike and go.