Sadly, I speak from experience. Many years ago there was talk of damming up the Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky. We had parked and hiked in from the trailhead many times over a few years and never had an issue. Suddenly, bunches of cars, including ours, were broken into and everything worth anything was stolen. Local authorities didn't do much, they were in favor of the dam and figured all us users of the wilderness area were against the dam, so they didn't discourage the thieves.
Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI