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A Petworth police officer I questioned indicated Petworth area police have not done any “stings” for bicycle theft. NewYork City (starting initially with the New York City subway system) discovered that addressing minor infractions by itself led to big reductions in major crimes, and ever since NYC and it’s subway have been achieving commendable reductions in crime rates. I’m not sure if DC police are learning from NYC’s positive experience. And bicvycle theft stings can be managed at low cost if police are creative, involve the community, and incorporate inexpensive electronic devices.