Seismograph is a Website That Visualizes Bike Theft Reports From the SFPD

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 19, 2014
References: seismograph.co & fastcoexist
San Franciscans take note: there is a website that tells you where to lock up your bicycle if you want to avoid bike theft. Seismograph compiles data taken from San Francisco police reports of stolen bikes and maps them, so you can see where the thievery hot spots are and know where not to park your ride. While the website creators are not entirely sure what their website is going to be about, they do believe in thought-provoking visual representations and seek to 'tell great stories based on real data.'

While the data is not comprehensive, the map does demonstrate some interesting bike theft patterns. For example, a lot of bikes have been taken near the San Francisco General Hospital.