Study: Thefts rise after criminal penalties are reduced
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California researchers are linking a voter-backed aid in felony consequences for drug and belongings crimes in 2014 to a leap in automotive burglaries, shoplifting and different robbery.
The Public Coverage Institute of California experiences that larcenies greater about nine p.c by means of 2016, or about 135 extra thefts consistent with 100,000 citizens.
Thefts from motor automobiles accounted for roughly three-quarters of the rise. San Francisco recorded greater than 30,000 auto burglaries remaining 12 months, which government in large part blamed on gangs.
Violent crime in California has additionally long past up, however researchers say Proposition 47 isn’t the purpose.
Proposition 47 reduced felony sentences for drug ownership, robbery, shoplifting, identification robbery, receiving stolen belongings, writing dangerous tests and take a look at forgery from felonies to misdemeanors.