Armed robberies increasingly target small businesses because they do not have features like bulletproof barriers.

Armed Robberies are Up Nationwide–and Targeting Small Business

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The good news: Over the past decade both property crime and violent crime have markedly decreased overall across the U.S. While violent crime did rise slightly in 2015 (the latest year for which the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program has released final numbers), that increase was very small—just 3.9 percent. The bad news: Robberies increased in 2015, reversing a seven-year downward …