Thursday, May 17, 2007

Howstuffworks on How Pickpockets Work

I love the site,, and often just browse it for the sheer enjoyment of learning something translated into layman's terms. Usually something we use in everyday life, or may experience. One such subject is pickpockets. Check out their article on this common crime, and how to prevent it, "How Pickpockets Work."

"Pickpocketing is one of the oldest and most widespread crimes in the world. The appeal is its relative safety: A skilled pickpocket can make off with just as much money as an armed robber, without much danger of confrontation or risk of being identified in a line-up. By the time the victim even realizes what has happened, the pickpocket is long gone."

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