It was a lot simpler in olden times and normal spaces
"Why the crooks are ramping up their attacks so quickly is still unclear."
As is the reason why other crooks rob banks. .... Doctor Syntax
Willie Sutton succinctly clarified the reason for the latter at least, Doc, .... "Because that is where the money is" ..... or where it used to be. .... https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/willie-sutton
Nowadays though, there appears to be precious little money available from banks anywhere.