The Georgetown Voice had an article about avoiding bike "loss" this week. Let's be clear, if I lock my bike up outside and come out to find it missing - it's not "lost," it's stolen. If I go bike bar hopping, get drunk and forget where I locked my bike up last - then it's lost. If I leave my bike locked to one rack for so long that it's completely looted, it's abandoned.
About three bikes are reported stolen on the Georgetown campus per month.
According to Investigator Donna Shephard of the Department of Public Safety, bikes are stolen from all parts of campus at all times of day.
In contrast, Gary O’Neill, Campus Investigator at the Catholic University of America, said that CUA, in the Brookland neighborhood in Northeast, has not suffered any bike thefts this year.