How I understood was that, when hackers are looking for vulnerable sites and tend to attack those with lack of security measures.
And "a street where a lot of thefts have taken place" sounds like a popular commercial sites, where security need to be more tight.
And thanks mate for providing the absolutely minimum (OWASP list) one should know.
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