Using technology to thwart bike thieves

A new study of police data has identified the hottest spots for bike theft in Philadelphia. And Perlman lives in the hottest one of all – University City around the Penn campus…
In the last six years, more than 10,700 bicycles, with an aggregate value of $3.9 million, were reported stolen in Philadelphia, said Tyler Dahlberg, a graduate student from Clark University in Worcester, Mass.  Dahlberg, 28, is here for the summer on a fellowship sponsored by Azavea, a geospacial-analysis software-development company – they make data and maps to produce information in amazing ways.  His project will yield an interactive map that pinpoints where and when bicycle theft occurs.