John Malik
opinion

Not All Criminals Are Apprehended Immediately, and a Police Agency Is Required

Their main function is enforcing the law.
Not All Criminals Are Apprehended Immediately, and a Police Agency Is Required
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Many criminals flee the scene of the crime and are not apprehended immediately. Especially for crimes such as burglary where there might not be witnesses, it can take weeks or even months to track down a criminal. This is even truer for highly intelligent serial criminals. Serial rapists or murderers often continue committing crimes for years, and only a concentrated effort from the police can stop them. Overall, on average the police make upwards of 10 million arrests annually.
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Sources
USA - number of arrests for all offenses 1990-2018