Report Claims that Thefts have Increased since California Reduced Crime Penalties
According to the Public Policy Institute of California, the decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft. San Francisco was hit the hardest with auto burglaries with more than 30,000 reported last year. According the Associated Press “Proposition 47 lowered criminal sentences for drug possession, theft, shoplifting, identity theft, receiving stolen property, writing bad checks and check forgery from felonies that can carry prison terms to misdemeanors that often bring minimal jail sentences.” Hopefully something can be done to prevent more crime from happening in California. Remember to lock you vehicles and to not leave anything valuable visible in your car.