AP: In NJ, Police Layoffs Lead To Drop In ArrestsPolice in five New Jersey cities where departments have had deep layoffs are making fewer arrests for minor offenses -- a trend that experts fear could lead to a rise in the most serious crimes.
Crime-Filled Paterson, N.J. Staring At 100-Plus Police LayoffsBudget problems may result in fewer police patrolling the streets of one of the Garden State’s most violent cities. A third of the officers are scheduled to be laid off, fueling fears that cuts will mean a rise in crime.

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