This week, I spent some time examining the link between bank robberies and cybercrime. There’s an apparent inverse correlation between the rise in online thefts from banks and the decline of face-to-face bank robberies.
The result is that the same amount or more is stolen from banks each year, but the level of violence is definitely lower. The below video really brings home the importance of that last point.
It’s not only customers and tellers who are at risk during and after a robbery, it’s also the police, innocent bystanders, and even other drivers who might get caught in the middle of a high-speed chase.
The ultimate point is that crime displacement is not all negative, at least if you don’t own a bank.