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Posted by Sarthak Prasad on July 8, 2021

Between August 4, 2011 and March 9, 2016, there were 373 bicycle thefts reported to the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD).  This number is beleived to be a low estimate, due to under-reporting, and because some bike thefts on campus may have been reported to the local Champaign or Urbana city Police Departments. 

That is an average of 82 reported bicycle thefts a year!

A map of these theft locations can be found here:




Top areas of bike theft from August 2011-September 2013 (two years):
Area Number of Bikes Stolen
1010-12 W Illinois (ISR) 15
201 N Goodwin Av (Seibel Center) 15
College Court Area (PAR/FAR) 10
405 N Mathews (Beckman) 8
1005 W Gregory Dr (Allen) 7
1005 S Lincoln Av (LAR) 6
205 N Mathews (Newmark) 6
1110 W Green Street (Daniels Hall) 5
1401 W Green St (Illini Union) 5

Source: UIPD 9/17/13