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Study Links Prop 47 to Rise in Theft

New research looks at the connection between drug and theft crime charges to actual increases in crime, but finds no connection to violent crime.

Posted: Thu Jun 14 07:28:05 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jun 14 07:28:05 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for Study Links Prop 47 to Rise in Theft

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meaghan now, it turns out, new research shows proposition 47 is directly related to the increased number of thefts in california. julia julia many people have assumed there was a connection, but the new report backs that up with statistics. . and come november - an effort to repeal it will be on our ballots. boxes meaghan meaghan action news now reporter hayley watts has a look at the findings and how they apply to theft in the north state. hayley? reporter live good morning! well we talk about this too often .... theft! and if you ask the owner here at sports l-t-d ... someone tries to take something from his store nearly every day .. vo local retailers who've partnered with the chico police department to fight back against the ownere here says he's noticed an increase since prop 47 went into affect in 2014 ... and says the business is losing thousand and thousands of dolalrs a year in stolen sot full "what's happened since that was passed is that we did see an uptick and we continue to see an uptick, guys come in off the street and they think they can get away with it - they usually with it once," said matt smith, owner of chico sports, ltd. ### the public policy institute of california study shows that theft increased by about nine percent in 2016. and it's not just retail .. each day there are an average of 4,000 more thefts from vehciles statewide. violent crime in california has also gone up but according to this study, prop 47 isn't the cause. but the study said their data could also reflect changes in law enforcement practices since prop 47 took affect... reporter live as some police departments may have reduced enforcement for certain crimes ... we'll have more from local police departments, coming up. hayley watts, action news now.### julia julia
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