ANALYSIS-Economic downturn hits US police with double whammy

Charlie Deane, police chief of Prince William County in Virginia, probably knows more about this than most. The county, one of the richest in the United States, has close to 3,000 foreclosed, vacant houses.

“I certainly anticipate that these vacancies being of more of a concern as time goes on. As more people catch on to the ease with which they can steal, and as the economy gets worse some people will no doubt become more desperate … to the extent they will steal,” he said.

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Published in: on October 21, 2008 at 1:48 am  Leave a Comment  

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