I was talking to a neighbor woman today who had her purse snatched while walking to the train. A man walking behind her saw the snatch, and immediately called the police on his cell phone. The police caught the thief.
With witnesses carrying phones
To call up the coppers before you have flown,
With cameras all over the place
The better to catch a good pic of your face,
I'm forming the happy belief
That it's getting harder to live as a thief.
The exception is internet crime
Which simply seems to increase over time.