Public Data Ferret

4:59 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Does crime pay? Most car thieves, burglars get away in Washington

"Nineteen of 20 car thieves aren’t caught, four of five criminals who commit other types of thefts aren’t caught and more than two of three robbers get away with it, said a data expert.
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In Washington, it appears crime does pay for some criminals.

The chance of a being arrested for stealing a car or burglarizing a house is pretty low. That’s what nine years of crime statistics from the Office of Financial Management show.

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