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California larceny rates jumped after voters passed measure to reduce penalties

Car burglaries, shoplifting, and other thefts have risen in California since voters passed a 2014 proposition that reduced penalties for certain nonviolent crimes.
However, some experts suggest that the reduced penalties themselves may not be to blame for the increase in crime, but rather California’s failure to properly police misdemeanor crimes.
What does Proposition 47 have to do with crime rates?
Recent studies have blamed Proposition 47 for a jump in the state’s crime rates since 2015.
“Proposition 47 had no apparent impact on burglaries or auto thefts, but it did contribute to an increase in larcenies — such as theft from motor vehicles and shoplifting — which increased by roughly 9 percent, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents,” a report by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California said in a report released Tuesday.
The proposition was intended to decrease the prison population, reduce the recidivism rate, and decrease crime rates. Savings

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