Monday, March 24, 2008

Increased Misdemeanor Arrests


From the New York Post: The city's crime reductions last year were fueled by cops locking up thousands more misdemeanor offenders. The total number of arrests surged from 303,414 in 2006 to 334,082 last year - a 10 percent increase - according to statistics obtained by The Post. The figure marked the highest arrest total since 2000, when the Giuliani administration popularized the "broken windows" theory - the belief that cops could prevent major felonies by aggressively going after low-level vandals, turnstile jumpers and other "quality of life" criminals. Full article is here.