Map Shows Where Bike Thefts Are Most Common in Philly

A winner of a recent OpenDataPhilly visualization contest is a map of Philadelphia bicycle thefts. The most bikes were stolen across from City Hall.

A map made by Philly analytics guy and bike rider Gregory Kaminski shows where bike thefts are most common in Philly. It’s largely common sense: Most thefts are in Center City and University City.

But it’s interesting to see the details. Technically Philly’s Juliana Reyes flags the number of bikes stolen across the street from City Hall — 15, the most in the data.

Yes, the 7-Eleven across from City Hall was recently robbed, but that’s on the other side.

Kaminski’s bike theft map was one of the winners of Azavea’s OpenDataPhilly Visualization contest.

Other winners included a visualization of the Philadelphia School District budget, a map of home price change from 1999 to 2013, a history of complaints against Philadelphia Police from 2009 to 2012 and this cool map of roof deck permit changes.

[Bike Theft Map | Technically Philly]