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Thefts rise after California
reduces criminal penalties

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 6/13/2018 10:02:26 PM

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% 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.

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Reduce the cost of something and more of it is consumed. Experts baffled.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 6/13/2018 10:20:48 PM     (No. 11662954)

I´m with #1. Hey Libs, what do you think would happen if the IRS had a maximum fine of one dollar? Do you think cheating on taxes would increase?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribald1, 6/13/2018 10:23:29 PM     (No. 11662957)

Policing changes have more to do with it than penalties. Cops, in SF especially, but also in other areas just refuse to respond to a criminal complaint for low level crimes. Call them and report you car got broken into and they will arrive the next day, if at all. If you can´t wait at the scene that long, tough luck sucker.

Big chains, like Walmart, are adding to the problem as they don´t prosecute shoplifters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/13/2018 11:54:01 PM     (No. 11663012)

California started it´s downhill spiral decades ago by Dr. (haha) Timothy Leary. Even though he was at Harvard. I hope you had a nice trip to hell.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: peeps, 6/14/2018 1:46:19 AM     (No. 11663047)

Ummm, stupid is as stupid does, duh.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 6/14/2018 2:21:21 AM     (No. 11663058)

Only idiot Dems, leftists and fools would have imagined any other outcome.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: geoguy, 6/14/2018 2:48:30 AM     (No. 11663070)

California is doing everything wrong. They can´t get out of their own way.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 6/14/2018 3:37:33 AM     (No. 11663075)

#5 - The Dhims expected this outcome, at least their "leaders" did. This is classic Cloward-Piven - overwhelm and disrupt the system.

President Trump is using the system to bring down the system. Today´s release of the IG report means we are moving out of the under-card bouts (Stroke, Page, McCabe, Cambridge guy) and into the secondary contests. I can´t wait for the main fight: Crooked Hillary and No Drama Obama against The Lion.

MAGA - The Big Ugly is here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/14/2018 4:54:01 AM     (No. 11663088)

Entirely predicable, which is why Cuomo will copy what CA did. First up: No bail anymore.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/14/2018 7:28:49 AM     (No. 11663205)

I get the daily local crime report for just a two mile area around our home, and the answer appears to be a resounding "yes". Petty crimes and some not so. But lots of thefts from cars, shoplifting...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/14/2018 7:30:02 AM     (No. 11663207)

California bashers: Is there no crime in your areas. Please let us know.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: M2, 6/14/2018 8:13:30 AM     (No. 11663248)

Exactly, OP. That they haven´t figured this out yet is stupefying.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: columba, 6/14/2018 10:55:42 AM     (No. 11663474)

As I remember the Stature of Limitations on Robbery was 6 years; however the limit on Child Support was 12 years. Just who is the target here?

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