Budget cuts are forcing police around the country to stop responding to fraud, burglary and theft calls as officers focus limited resources on violent crime.Burglary is a bad thing. But it isn't as bad as rape or murder.
Limited resources should focus on the more serious problems.
You need a police report to get your insurance to pay for that stolen TV. You will have to do most of the typing.
Cutbacks in such places as Oakland, Tulsa and Norton, Mass. have forced police to tell residents to file their own reports — online or in writing — for break-ins and other lesser crimes.Of course the lack of evidence gathering could be a problem. Will no one attempt to collect finger prints or any other evidence?
Still, limited resources should be focused on the most serious problems.
Of course then you need to ask, "Where are all the city's dollars being spent?" I bet in a lot of places, you would find a lot of resources devoted to less critical problems.