Inflation is causing a crime wave

Auto thefts are up over 200% in Nassau County, Long Island this year versus last year. This is with unemployment below 4%, so it’s not suddenly happening because people are desperate. We had a spike in crime in my community post-2008 financial crisis, but nothing to this degree. We’ve had over 370 reported car thefts so far this year,
In every upper middle class enclave of my county, cars are being stolen righ…

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