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Old 17th December 2004, 22:06   #52
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Originally posted by Talbain
It's best to put more police where more crime occurs. Of course, if you simply prevented the crime before the police became involved, you wouldn't need them at all.

However, it doesn't mean that people should be profiled based on their race.
I wasn't asking that. Let's say that you have two neighborhoods, one predominantly white, one predominantly black. Their socioeconomic status is roughly equal. The black one has 5X the crime rate as compared to the white one. Is it racist to put more police in the black neighborhood?

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