Though I think that Kleinig is correct about this, and correct as well in rejecting Sherman's suggestion that accepting a free cup of coffee will put a cop on a slippery slope that leads to accepting bribes in return for protecting crooks, it is noteworthy that Kleinig never takes up Sherman's suggestion that we should fight corruption by eliminating from the books the vice crimes
that are its natural breeding ground.
The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI), another multiagency unit, focuses on vice crimes
in central Florida.
We need to eliminate through decriminalization the many vice crimes
whose perpetrators now clog our nation's prisons; these "crimes" should be handled through treatment and education.
Within a recent report filed by the WHA, officials also state that vice crimes have dropped in the Great Brook Valley/Curtis Apartment housing facilities by 90 percent from 2002 to 2013, a decrease that Executive Director Raymond V.
While comparing the overall numbers, vice crimes remained flat while arrests decreased by just over 1 percent.
Mariano said the overall picture, a review of progress made since 2002, shows Great Brook Valley/Curtis Apartments had reduction in vice crimes (down 90 percent), arrests (down 75 percent) and motor vehicle theft (down 92 percent).
Vice crimes and serious issues were the focus when Mr.
For the Great Brook Valley and Curtis Apartments properties there were decreases from 2011 to 2012 in arrests (40 percent); vice crimes (43.7 percent); motor vehicle theft (75 percent); motor vehicle citations (51.6 percent); public disorder (10.6 percent) and warrant arrests (19.5 percent).
Vice crimes decreased 16 to nine, and motor vehicle crimes went from eight to two.
Also, vice crimes went from 39 in 2005 to nine in 2012.
Compared to five or six years ago, however, vice crimes
are down 80 percent and overall crime by 60 percent, officials said.
According to Worcester police, from 2002 to 2007 the number of arrests at major family housing developments in the city dropped 43.9 percent, the number of vice crimes
went down 80.4 percent, and the number of public disorders fell 52.5 percent.