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Sacramento sees uptick in bike thefts across region

Theft is on the rise in Sacramento. Thefts, burglaries and robberies are 20% higher than last year, according to the city of Sacramento. Bicycle advocates warn cyclists in the middle of National Bicycle Month in May to secure property as theft rises in the city. “Someone came in the middle of the night with a grinder, a corner grinder, and cut the iron fence and took my bike,” said Sacramento cyclist Robert Christiansen. , Debra Banks.SABA attributes the highest bicycle theft rate to the popularity of cycling since the beginning of the pandemic. “When everyone was at home, etc. “There has been a huge increase and people have been using their bicycles,” Banks said. Theft increased by 21.51% compared to 2021The burglary increased by 19.82% compared to 2021 The robbery increased by 24.629% compared to 2022, in Sacramento, there were a total of 1,288 cases of theft, burglary and robbery. “As the population grows in the city, we have certainly seen an increase in bicycle theft,” said Aaron Weston, general manager of The Bicycle Business. “They are sold in other cities, dismantled or just ended up in a bush somewhere,” Weston said, explaining that most bicycle chains are easy to cut, with tools easily accessible to the public. Sacramento Police and Sacramento City have a special program in which bicycle owners can register bicycles with their serial number, in case of bicycle theft, the police will have the owner’s file. SABA also recommends that you register your bike in a program run by a non-profit, Bike Index.

Theft is on the rise in Sacramento. Thefts, burglaries and robberies are 20% higher than last year, according to the city of Sacramento.

Bicycle advocates warn cyclists in the middle of National Bicycle Month in May to secure their property as thefts increase in the city.

“Someone went through the middle of the night with a grinder, a corner grinder, and cut the iron fence and took my bike,” said Sacramento cyclist Robert Christiansen.

“Bicycle theft was quite rampant anyway, but it seems to have gotten worse,” said Debra Banks, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.

SABA attributes the highest bicycle theft rate to the popularity of cycling since the beginning of the pandemic.

“When everyone was at home, etc. “There was a huge rise and people were using their bicycles,” Banks said.

Sacramento police and the city of Sacramento report that by 2022 thefts, burglaries and robberies have increased by almost 20% or more in each category.

  • Thefts increased by 21.51% compared to 2021
  • Burglaries increased by 19.82% compared to 2021
  • Robbery increased by 24.69% compared to 2021

At this point in 2022, in Sacramento, there were a total of 1,288 cases of theft, burglary and robbery.

“As the population grows around the city, we have certainly seen an increase in bicycle theft,” said Aaron Weston, general manager of The Bicycle Business.

“They are sold in other cities, dismantled or just ended up in a bush somewhere,” Weston said, explaining that most bicycle chains are easy to cut, with tools easily accessible to the public.

Sacramento Police and Sacramento City have a special program in which bicycle owners can register bicycles with their serial number, in case of bicycle theft, the police will have a file of the owner.

SABA also recommends that you register your bike with a non-profit organization, Bicycle index.

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