February 16, 2007
15% decrease, or 200% increase?
Today's P-I reports that "Auto theft in Seattle drops 15 percent in year".
More sophisticated law enforcement and tougher penalties have made a dent in the recent rise, but there are still 3 times as many auto thefts than there were in 1985.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at February 16, 2007
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Hey the Vote By Mail report press release and plan is out:
There's a link to the plan from the press release.
"jimmie's simple solutions" for car theft & graffitti:
victims/property owners get opportunity (free of lawsuits) to take offender(s) to garages/homes and "explain property rights" with use of a household vise. crunch crunch goes fingers. next day, everyone involved has an "enlightenment."
it's easy on the tax system & easy on law enforcement (who--law enforcement--is the only industry today--who are persecuted for just doing the job we ask of them)
trust me--the thought of my pinkies in a crusher is enough to deter any silly behavior later!! draconian? perhaps. but these are rough times.
I think there's just too many people here.
You know what's interesting -- look up homes under $150,000 in Lexington, KY.
You'll see scads of beautiful 3-bedroom homes.
Why would anyone want to stay here if they could leave!?
4. John - What's stopping you?
5. Acording to the chart, we're right back to where we were in 1999. Way to go Seattle.
6. Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Your boss says, I'll give you a 40% pay cut today, but next week, you'll get a 60% pay raise. Guess what - you just got screwed.... Anyone can use statistics to make almost any point they want. Just give me numbers.
Yeah all the car thefts moved to Mukilteo. )-:
last year we had many cars taken, 140 I think.
Were only a city of 19.000.
Does anyone here know how many more people are in Seattle now than in 1985?
The only way those kind of stats can make any sense is if they are based on a per capita basis.
There are two kinds or statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up!
He who uses statistics, as a drunken man uses a lampposts - for support rather than illumination!!
Statistics are like alienists - they will testify for either side!!!
To answer your question about Seattle Population:
I've been to Lexington, KY, I'd personally much rather live here. It's really boring out there, jobs are more stagnant, and the nature is nowhere near as stunning as out here.
Feel free to leave at any time John.
12. The solution is simple - mandatory death sentence to car thieves after the 2nd arrest. I propose hanging them next to major roads.....
13. Unless the legislature actually makes it easier to prosecute someone for actually stealing a car and stiffen the penalties drastically nothing will change. Usually they can only prosecute someone for driving property that does not belong to them instead of actual car theft, which carries a stiffer penalty, because no one actually saw them steal the car.