Thursday, July 19, 2007

Prediction #25471 - Crime

Security for the rich makes the world more dangerous for the middle class and the poor.

The advent of the car alarm started a whole trend in crime called car jacking. You could no longer steal a car off the street with the new security so to solve this problem people started to point guns at drivers while they were in the car and taking them. Thankfully technology has restored the balance of non-violent theft. You can now get car chips that open and unlock doors relatively cheap making car jacking a losing proposition. Wouldn't you rather just let them take it off the street without the whole gun in your face thing?

I started to think about this in context to the rising rate of home invasions in Minneapolis. With camera, surveillance and CSI technology robbing a store, bank or the home of a wealthy person becomes very hard to do and that is bad news for the rest of us....

My prediction: With the increased use of ATM cards making cash harder to steal and the increased level of security available to business and individuals who can afford it...home invasions in middle class and lower class neighborhoods will increase over the next ten years as criminals move on to take SAC items from peoples homes. (SAC means "same as cash." It items that can be sold quickly, untraceable and the value is known to most people...items like DVD's, Guns, Jewelry ect...small valuable items that can be carried out of your home in a suitcase)

I hope it is not true...but I fear it will be...

4 comments:

the108 said...

You know... this is scary. Dean once opened up a checking account in my name without me knowing it and wroote checks with it. That's insane to me that it's so easy to rip people off. But, at least I knew Dean was doing it. Ugh!

Rocketstar said...

it is an interesting scenario. Although it is getting harder and harder to pawn stolen items.

knicksgrl0917 said...

hey! i'm going to cali this weekend and won't be back until september...here is the website i was talking about where i made extra summer cash. Later! the website is here

Little Sis said...

Sad to say, I think you may be on to something...Glad habitat was such a good experience for you! =)