A crackdown on bike theft?

I’ve seen more media reports lately of bike thief arrests in San Francisco and in Santa Cruz. I don’t know if there’s more media attention or if police are actually cracking down on it more, but Aaron Bialick at Streetsblog SF sees a hopeful trend in recent bike thief arrests in San Francisco.

Bike theft has generally been a low risk crime for criminals, but if there’s an increased risk of time in the criminal justice system from stealing bikes, perhaps they’ll go back to stealing cars and catalytic converters.

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