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Saturday, May 23, 2015

The police are getting younger the villians are getting older

In all the time I have been commenting about the ageing business this is the first time I have written about the how demographic change is impacting the age of villains.

Recently in London there was a mega theft from safe deposit boxes in the diamond district called Hatton Garden. It was an audacious crime and one of the biggest of its type.

The police have just arrested a number of people. What has attracted the most media attention is the age of those accused. The oldest is 73 and there others in their 60s and 50s and a few juniors in their 40s.

When they were being charged it caused much press amusement that some of them found it difficult to hear what was being said (I sympathise).

Why should I be surprised? People are working and consuming for longer so clearly the age of retirement int the criminal fraternity has also risen. Dick Stroud

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