However, the number of bike thefts increased by 63% there where posters were absent, which according to the researchers would indicate that bike thefts had not decreased but had merely been moved to other areas. Nevertheless the results were promising enough, suggesting a more elaborate experiment covering the entire municipality.
A similar peering-eye experiment had earlier been conducted next to a charity collection box in a tearoom. Donations increased threefold, and it was also observed that more people were clearing up after dinner. At present the British Railway Police are also testing this approach.