Editorial: New city pawn law should help protect property

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

The addiction epidemic in our area has both direct and secondary effects. Obvious direct effects include increased drug charges and overdoses. A secondary effect is property crime.

Ask most police or prosecutors, and they will tell you that 80-90 percent of crime is tied to drugs, including most thefts, car break-ins and burglaries. Any property owner is a potential target.

While thieves might go to a flea market or some other outlet to turn their purloined goods into cash, one quick and ready source is pawn shops.

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