Increase Policing

Ilya Somin summarizes the case for increasing the number of police—in conjunction with seriously reforming what police do and how they do it. He points to a 2005 paper by Jonathan Klick and Alex Tabarrok, and new article by Matthew Yglesias, and a new article by Tabarrok. Somin warns against the opposite approach: “Abolishing the police completely or severely curtailing their numbers could easily increase crime, in the process disproportionately harming the very same poor and minority communities reformers most want to help.”

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