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## Bank Robbing a Terrible Business, Statistically207

Posted by timothy
from the far-better-to-steal-by-printing-money dept.
isoloisti writes "Three UK economists got access to national data on bank robberies. The conclusion is that robbing banks pays, but not very much. Average take is about \$19k per person per robbery. But, there's a 20% chance of being caught per raid. To make an average income, a robber needs to do two jobs per year, and has greater than 50% chance to be in the slammer after 2 years."
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## Bank Robbing a Terrible Business, Statistically

• #### Stupid thieves (Score:5, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @01:22PM (#40324599)

Banking, on the other hand...

• #### Re:Stupid thieves (Score:5, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @01:29PM (#40324773) Homepage

You're twice the the he ever was!

• #### Re:Everyone already knew this. (Score:4, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @01:36PM (#40324923)

Not if you're stealing a red stapler.

• #### Re:Stupid thieves (Score:5, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @01:39PM (#40324989) Homepage Journal

Give them a political office and they can rob both.

• #### Finally, something to deter people from robbing ba (Score:5, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @01:41PM (#40325041) Homepage Journal

I feel certain all persons considering robbing banks will study this statistical data and after due and sober consideration, be dissuaded from such high-risk, low-reward enterprise.

• #### Who did the math? (Score:2, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @02:12PM (#40325731) Homepage

Did the same banker who calculates interests calculate the changes of getting caugh.
One raid, 20% change of getting caught, you need two raids a year, and that increases changes to over 50%, WTF!?

• #### Re:Credit Cards and ATM's (Score:5, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @02:13PM (#40325739)

ATM machines mean most of the money is locked away in safes - and spread out over many branches, convenience stores, etc.

This [wikimedia.org] is an ATM.
This [aliimg.com] is an ATM machine!

So you won't find any money inside of an ATM machine. ATM machines only build ATMs, so they are full of ATM parts. If you are after money, you should more likely go after the ATM itself.

And knowing is half of the battle!

• #### Re:Credit Cards and ATM's (Score:4, Funny)

on Thursday June 14, 2012 @02:22PM (#40325913) Journal
I don't see anywhere to type in my PIN number on that ATM machine. Hell, I don't even see an LCD Display, so where are my menus? Terrible HMI interface.

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