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News - December 20, 2013

Report: Realignment drives property crime up

But keeping prisoners locked up not the most cost effective, authors say

by Sue Dremann

Property crimes across the state rose 7.6 percent this year, and Santa Clara County was hit the worst, with an increase of 20.4 percent, according to a recent report that pins the rise on California's controversial prisoner-realignment policy.

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