Rising crime could be the recession's next effect

Rising crime could be the recession's next effect

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    Dow Jones MarketWatch

    Rising crime could be the recession's next effect
    By Tony Pugh

    WASHINGTON _ Experts say that the next piece of collateral damage from the recession could be a spike in crime, as rising unemployment and widespread law-enforcement budget cuts begin to take their toll.

    FBI statistics show that violent crime fell 3.5 percent nationally in the first six months of last year while property crimes dipped 2.5 percent.

    Final 2008 statistics aren't yet available, but history and anecdotal evidence suggest that an uptick in crime is imminent, if not already occurring.

    See remainder of the story here:
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    Not surprising, given the cutbacks in law enforcement funding and the general economic downturn. What is perhaps surprising is that some people find it surprising....
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    It's been happening for a couple years, now. In many places, the "spike" is rolling right along.

    Common sense indicates it'll keep going so long as people lose jobs, lose homes, lose hope. (Minus, of course, the percentage who now have energized O-hope.)

    Go armed. Always.
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    Rising crime could be the recession's next effect
    Could be? Will be, and it's already begun. This will also involve the hi-tech crimes via computer and electronics, scams, and credit card fraud IMO. Get ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    This will also involve the hi-tech crimes via computer and electronics, scams, and credit card fraud IMO.
    Yup. BTDT. It ain't pretty. Never had troubles until the past 2-3yrs, and that coincides with spikes in such things across the country.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Already started.

    When the economy is down, my things in my line of work go up - - and last year was the best year I ever had.
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    Seems to be alot more bank robberies in my area along stick ups at convenience stores.We even had one BG steal ATM and carry it off
    and he got stopped with it in his pick up truck.Talk about not getting rid of
    the evidence.How stupid can you get.People are cash starved and it seems they are reverting to drug trafficking and stealing.

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    Experts say that the next piece of collateral damage from the recession could be a spike in crime, as rising unemployment and widespread law-enforcement budget cuts begin to take their toll.
    I have been thinking a lot about this recently. If the economy keeps going down...watch out for the crime wave.

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    Yep...even women are turning to bank robberies...just saw an article highlighting such. Keep your SA up and head on a swivel.

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    Agreed, it's only the beginning. Stay armed, keep safe. Have considered even going into town with wife for the shopping and she carries. Parking lot hits for groceries have increased here.
    While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3

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    I agree that the country's (and world) tough circumstances has and will continue to trigger an increase in crime. The increase in crime results in increase of legal firearm sales by all concerned citizens. Now, I'll bet you that the anti-gun nuts will blame guns and not the recession for any and all increase of crimes.
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    Ive noticed the state troopers around here who usually travel in pairs at night are now riding alone. Sad.

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    Sweet, the govt. can use the crime crisis to scare you into thinking we need martial law and a police state. Just like they started and are using the economic crisis to scare you into thinking we need the stimulus package and all the socialist pork that comes with it.

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    Not only are we getting more criminals, but we are sure to see smarter criminals. During boom times, an intelligent, amoral person can make plenty of money through honest work; the pay off isn't worth the risk. Remove that inhibition and they are quite happy with meticulous well-reasoned capers. Watch the stupid criminals get pushed into more violent confrontations where there is less competition.

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    More crime? You bet! More crimes for cash, drugs, you name it, plus increases in domestic violence as economic pressure takes a toll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfack View Post
    Sweet, the govt. can use the crime crisis to scare you ...
    No government intervention needed, really. This will all morph entirely without such finagling. Crime is more in-your-face these days even without the scare tactics. And, as many have suggested, with increasing competition for scarcer resources and reduced impediments to being a criminal (ie, the state cannot afford to house you beyond the turnstyle), it's going to continue to get worse before it gets better.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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