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Old 02-20-2014, 4:22 PM
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Originally Posted by FremontJames View Post
Thanks for the table.

Auto theft has the lowest clearance rate, I'll go out on a limb and say 9/10 offenders get away with auto theft.
Part of the problem with auto theft (at least in my area) is that a relatively small number of crooks are responsible for almost all of the auto thefts. We generally know who they are, but it is very hard to actually pin them to each/every case and thereby "solve" the crime. Its not uncommon to arrest guys/gals with more than 50 thefts under their belt in the past few months but they usually only get charged in a few of the cases (fingerprints, caught in the car, etc).

I wouldn't say auto thieves get away with the crime per se, but they might get "off" compared to the total number of crimes they have committed as compared to the ones they are convicted of.
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