- October 27, 2017
- By david
- In Security
Bike thefts have been slashed at Newcastle University simply by putting pictures of staring eyes above cycle racks.
The two-year experiment was carried out by a security manager at the campus who had seen similar studies suggest that people behave better when they feel they are being watched.
Academics found that bike racks which had eyes placed above them experienced 62 per cent fewer thefts than the previous year, while those without eyes saw thefts increase by 63 per cent.