Report: 2008 Economic Downturn and Federal Inaction Impact on Crime
2008 Economic Downturn and Federal Inaction Impact on Crime – Mayors and Police Chiefs 124 Cities Report to The Nation, August 6, 2008.
- “More than four in 10 of the survey cities (42 percent) report that they are seeing increased crime as a result of current economic conditions.
- Nearly three in 10 cities (29 percent) report an increase in crime resulting from the mortgage foreclosure crisis and the increase in the number of vacant and abandoned properties.
- Nearly half (46 percent) of the survey cities report that the increase in the cost of gasoline has had a significant or very significant effect on their police department. Another 46 percent say it has had a moderate effect.”