Disadvantages of growing plants in pots

People living in apartment complexes have no choice for growing plants, they have to use pots or opt for hydroculture. However people with a garden can choose to grow the plant in the mud or in a pot. A pot is often preferred because it can be moved from one place to another according to the preferences of the home owner.
There are certain disadvantages of growing plants in a pot, which few know. If the home owner is away from their residence for a period of time on a holiday, personal or professional work, it becomes relatively easy for thieves to walk away with the plant and pot.
In some places like goa, plants which were relatively inexpensive a few years ago cost more than Rs 150 for a single plant. So people looking for easy money, will enter the garden and take the pot with the plant, knowing that the home owner will not file a police complaint.