Number of bicycles stolen in Denver last year: 1,241
Number of tricycles: 12
Number of unicycles: Just one, but I bet somebody cared about it.
The unicycle, a Raleigh, was taken from an open garage near City Park. It’s just one of the odd little crimes we turned up with a recent records request to Denver Police Department, whose staff graciously provided the following statistics.
I didn’t even know Casio made a phone.
Who steals one cufflink?
It’s not clear from the data we received whether that’s three cufflinks or three sets of cufflinks. I hope it’s sets. Nothing’s worse than having one cufflink, I assume. I don’t have any cufflinks.
Who steals an accordion?
Some of the most unusual items reported stolen:
- 37 accordions, including 10 in one theft
- 17 swords, “predominantly ‘samurai swords’ with dragon designs,” according to records coordinator Mary Dulacki
- 13 blenders (various makes)
Keep your cash close.
Cash was by far the most stolen item, with $53,000 stolen in the single largest taking.
Jeep beats Subaru.
Presumably because this ain’t Boulder.
But if you’ve got a weird crime story, or a stolen unicycle, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.