Impact of Economy on Crime

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By Pamela Singleton, Sonitrol Pacific Director of Communications
Posted January 23, 2009

I saw this from the CBS Evening News and wanted to share the information. The news story reports an increase in stealing in stores of 10 to 20 percent. Chief Erik Rose of the Fair Lawn, NJ Police Department, attributes much of the increase to the economy.

The Economy’s Impact On Crime

The struggling U.S. economy is having a major impact on many Americans, forcing them to take desperate and illegal actions including shoplifting. Randall Pinkston reports.


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