Realignment drives property-crime increase, report says
Original post made on Dec 16, 2013
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on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm
Just FYI, a study that came out this year:
"Study Shows Zoning for Residential Land-Use Leads to Decrease in Crime Rates in LA"
Realignment aligns perfectly with the new urbanization...
on Dec 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm
> Alternatives could improve public safety at lower cost. Spending an
> additional dollar on policing would prevent more crimes -- 3.5 to 7
> times as many -- than spending it on prison incarceration, the study found.
Hmm .. just how are these dollars to be spent? Putting more officers on the street might have a deterrent effect, but sooner of later more officers means more arrests, and ultimately more incarceration. It's really hard to believe that any study of this large problem would not come to some variation of this theme.
If those dollars were spent on technology
Predictive Policing - Richland, WA Police Department and BAIR Analytics:
such as predictive analysis, then perhaps the number of officers needed would be reduced (meaning a big savings in salaries, pensions) and there might even be a real deterrent effect that might, over time, see a reduction in arrests.
At the moment, this is all cutting edge, and it will take time to get this idea infused into the law enforcement community, and to see meaningful results.
on Dec 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm
How many times do cities have to learn the same lesson. When you let criminals out of jail early the crime rate goes up. They have few skills and can't get good jobs (even if they wanted them) and go right back to burglary, auto theft, rape, and all the other terrible crimes that occur with these people.
Let's build tent cities in the central valley like Phoenix did to keep the criminal in jail until their sentences are done. Likewise, get rid of the Community Programs to deal with teenagers that just let them out of jail if the promise to not commit future crimes. Another rerun of failed policies. And Obama's decision to order Eric Holder to direct federal prosecuters to minimize full prosecution of drug offenders so they will spend less time in prison. A page out of Obama's Community Organizer Manual no doubt.
Criminals belong in jail, and that is the only way to decrease crime in cities. Let the City Council stop worry about spending all their time trying to maximize the number of apartments, high rise buildings, and condos and worry about crime in Palo Alto.