Monday, December 2, 2013

Oil drilling boomtowns booming with crime too

Amid all of that new money, reports of assault and theft have doubled or even tripled, and the police say they are rushing from call to call, grappling with everything from bar brawls and shoplifting to kidnappings and attempted murders. Traffic stops for drunken or reckless driving have skyrocketed; local jails are spilling over with drug suspects.
Via The New York Times

Skyrocketing growth in a community often outstrips the community's ability to keep up. It's stories like these that make me thankful for the sleepy little burg where I work.

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