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Old 03-29-2020, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by pullin View Post
The UN thinks crime will increase due to economic effects of the virus.

Members of an LEO forum I lurk on are reporting noticeable increases in B&E of businesses, and of car break ins. But it's not universal (some officers noticing no change at all). My local neighborhood groups aren't reporting any increases.

I wonder if the lockdowns and travel restrictions affect the flow of illegal drugs? If so, I would expect an uptick in crime as some more desperate addicts have to find ways to pay increased prices. Just a guess though, I have no real information on this.
I haven’t been to work in 5 days so my data is old. We saw an increase of car burglaries but nothing else. It was all confined to one area of town so it’s suspected to just be one or two guys doing it.

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