If for some idea you thought robbing a bank was a smart idea, we’d urge you to reconsider.
Not only is bank robbery so last century, but the payoff’s not even that great. The journal Significance crunched the numbers and concluded that “crime does pay — but not very much,” hauling in an average of £30,000 in the U.K. and much, much less in the U.S. at $4,330 (sorry to report, ‘mericans).
Ways to improve the take-home include adding a gun (increasing the value by £10,300.50 on average) or gang member (£9,033 per additional gang member).
“It is worth noting that the criminals themselves seem to have learnt this,” Significance wrote. “Robbing banks is no longer what you could call the crime of choice.”
With more advanced security, bank robberies and attempts have been on the decline in both the U.S. and U.K.
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