Robbing banks: Crime does pay – but not very much

November 26, 2012

in Significance Magazine

Robbing a bank is the staple crime of thrillers, movies and newspapers.
But, say Barry Reilly, Neil Rickman and Robert Witt, bank
robbery is not all it is cracked up to be. With access to a unique data
set, they give us the low-down on the economics of the bank heist.