Up in BC they have so many bears they're moving into houses. The RMCP as killed 2 this week for breaking and entering, one in Coquitlum and the other in North Vancouver.
Watch out Cindi, you might have unexpected company. LOL
They don't necessarily have to have that many... they might just have a few that are starving anyway. Starving bears will go to great lengths to get food.
Between the decline in salmon and the decline in honey bees (and the subsequent pollination effects), it wouldn't surprise me if it was fewer, but hungry bears.