Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Crime decline begets spending increase

Insurance Journal reports that New York's governor announces there will be more spending on a decreasing problem;
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud.
The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New York City, the Fire Department of New York, as well as to two training organizations.
....The selected agencies will continue their efforts to combat motor vehicle theft — which has been steadily declining in New York. Law enforcement reported 15,451 thefts in 2013, a 10 percent decrease from 2012 and a 62 percent decrease since 2003. They will also target suspected auto insurance fraud.
Had auto theft been increasing, what would Cuomo have done?

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