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Poster: WhosPlayin Posted: 2012/7/3 13:49:49
I'm not saying this is necessarily the case - because I don't know, and haven't talked to the experts, but...
The thing about DWI stats is that you're getting numbers of cases/arrests, and not necessarily the number of crimes committed. How many people get away with DWI numerous times before they get called in or spotted by one of LPD's finest? As I understand it, we sometimes get grants to increase enforcement efforts. LPD has also utilized a new paperwork reduction system (LEADRS) that allows the arresting officer to get back out on the beat quicker. So these things could increase the number of arrests/cases even if the actual unknown number of crimes went down or stayed the same.
I guess my question is whether we outlaw anything that can possibly lead to a crime? The majority of people enjoy their alcohol responsibly and do not drive while intoxicated. Do we punish everyone because of that, or do we just punish the bad guys?