It seems that in Britain, burglars aren’t bothering to steal CDs and DVDs. Why?
The reason is the falling value of physical media products. The average price of a CD album in Britain fell from £10.77 to £7.32 between 2001 and 2010, according to the BPI, a trade group—almost a halving, in real terms. And the dishonest get their music and films free, via the internet. DVDs are under pressure not just from piracy but also from video-on-demand services.
Instead they’re stealing computers, purses, jewelry, and anything else that has greater value. Technology has disrupted traditional thievery as well.