arrest quotas
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Now- I understand that we will never know exactly what these quotas were due to their unofficial nature, but in a scenario in which you have historical data on criminality, is it that ridiculous to assume that a certain number of crimes is going to be committed within a certain time period? Perhaps what’s more ridiculous is holding on to the belief that crimes could suddenly disappear for a day- or at least drop dramatically- thus leaving officers with no credible cases to pursue. While you cannot predict what any individual will do, you can predict with astounding certainty how a group of individuals will behave.

If this quote were, say, 80% of the historical average, I can’t imagine such a figure to be the root of all corruption, as you seem to be proposing.

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