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Crime rates today are at their lowest levels in 30 years and the rate of violent crime has dipped to a 39-year low. Yet the number of arrests between 2009 and 2010 declined only slightly, according to the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), which noted in its new report that police spending increased 445% between 1982 and 2007 and federal funding for police burgeoned by 729%.
Meanwhile, local, state and federal governments spend more than $100 billion each year on public safety and to maintain police ranks that exceed 710,000 nationwide.
They're trying to build a prison, They're trying to build a prison, Following the rights movements You clamped down with your iron fists, Drugs became conveniently Available for all the kids, Following the rights movements You clamped down with your iron fists, Drugs became conveniently Available for all the kids,
TPTB would justify the spending by saying "because we spent X dollars crime has dropped by Y percent", more or less justifying their existence and expenditures. We all know that the LEO business is very similar to the Military Industrial Complex in almost all manners. Create an enemy then throw money at it making a select few a lot of money.
If they increase spending and crime drops then of course they will keep increasing spending. It seems to me they could claim the spending is very effective.
States have to fork out some spendy medical care if its a state prison/jail....
It cost a fortune if everyone demanded a teeth cleaning and their cavities filled....long sighhhh
lets hope to see another drop,,,,
In CA there is a new law that gives police a "right" to pull you over if your "distracted" without any clear meaning of what that means? Drinking your coffee on the way to work could get you pulled over under this crazy law.
Idk where says crime rates are down cause everywhere Ive been reading says they are up and the police funding is low that they are understaffed.... Overall statistically, but per capita, noooo....