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Property crimes are down since the pandemic began

Dec 18, 2020
Crime rates usually go up when the economy is bad. But not when there's low inflation.
When things like food or gas get more expensive and people are out of work, there’s more crime. But right now? Inflation is low.
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How to think like a burglar

Apr 5, 2016
Author Geoff Manaugh on his new book "A Burglar's Guide to the City."
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Hacking hotel keycard locks, and the secret UN meeting that could change the Internet

Nov 28, 2012
Burglaries are popping up after a hacker showed off a vulnerability in keycard locks at hotels, and a UN meeting of the International Telecommunications Union next week could change the Internet as we know it.