Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Color Me Surprised

6/13/18 Associated Press:
California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported.
Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than if tougher penalties had remained, according to results of a study by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California released Tuesday.
Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase. San Francisco alone recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries last year, which authorities largely blamed on gangs. Shoplifting may be leveling off, researchers found, but there is no sign of a decline in thefts from vehicles.
What a shocker! 

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

I remember that initiative. I refused to sign and voted against it.
Who's in charge in this insane asylum of a state? Clarence Darrow, author of "Resist Not Evil", about the futility of fines and imprisonment as motivators of criminals to not do their criminal activities.