While theft of electronic gadgets continues to rise, traditional pickpocketing is becoming a thing of the past. NPR reports that, while 1990 saw 23,000 cases of pickpocketing in New York, by the year 2000 the number of cases had fallen to less than 5,000. This is partly due to the fact that pickpocketing was traditionally a skill passed down from one generation to another and that apprenticeships have become outdated. With more cameras and higher public-awareness, it's also harder than ever to swipe a watch or a wallet. Then again, the New York Post reported just last week on a pair of "Bonnie-and-Clyde Pickpockets" are responsible for more than 10 thefts on public transit. So maybe putting your wallet in your front pocket isn't such a bad idea.