Researchers find not prosecuting low-level crimes leads to less crime

According to researchers from Texas Aamp;M New York University and Rutgers who premeditated data from Suffolk County in Massachusetts not prosecuting low-level offenses leads to less offense overall. The three university researchers analyzed 67553 transgression cases in Boston Winthrop Revere and Chelsea between 2004 and 2018. The researchers also reviewed Boston offense data from January 2017 to February 2020.

The data was analyzed to see what effect running District Attorney Rachael Rollins refusal to follow low-level nonviolent transgressions - such as shoplifting drug possessions or motor vehicle offenses - would have on reiterate offenses and offense overall. Rollins took service in 2019.