New Laws Don’t Necessarily Reduce Crime
Creating new laws does not necessarily reduce crime.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Unless the budget for enforcement is increased, the new laws take away resources from enforcement of existing laws. If you raise the age of consent to 21, you take away resources from prosecuting cases where the child was 12, resulting in an increase in the more serious crime.
- Making marijuana illegal has the effect acclimatising smokers to transactions with drug dealers, who then attempt to sell them more dangerous drugs, ironically resulting in an increase in more serious crime.