Okay, I know a lot of cyber security experts don’t really believe that this is a real thing, but I believe that it is.
When I was in the Netherlands (the land of bicycles), I was always told that the safest place to park my bicycle is NOT a well-lit, highly trafficked place.
It is in fact to park it in between bicycles with smaller locks and thinner chains.
If a bicycle theft is going to steal a bunch of bicycles, he is going to go for the easiest ones. The marginal ones. He has a physical real-world limitations of just how many bicycles he can steal and how much time he has to steal them.
So this theory works by not analyzing only what security measure you have taken, but by looking at others and strategically making yourself excluded from being targetted by being comparatively a harder …