Cause for Alarm

The city's new "verified response" burglar alarm policy was supposed to cut down on the number of false alarms to which the police respond. Turns out, it just allows for a rise in the number of burglaries: "Business burglaries in March 2006 shot up 17.9 percent compared to March of 2005." Whoooops. --Robert Wilonsky

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