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Early morning, Virginia, and a girl is at the run. Her husband, a former US Senator, has been lacking for days. abducted? Murdered? She doesn't understand, yet she thinks she understands who's concerned, and why. And that she's subsequent. Hours later in Washington DC, a cellphone jewelry. The White condominium leader of employees wishes Jake iciness NOW. His leader investigator and a military Intelligence veteran, iciness is aware how you can circulation fast and decisively, yet he's by no means confronted an issue like this. The disappearances are undesirable, but if the blackened physique exhibits up barb-wired to a tree, iciness is aware there's a lot worse to return. huge forces are at paintings, made up our minds to do no matter what it takes to accomplish their ends. iciness must use all his assets not just to succeed, yet to outlive. the security of the state relies on it ...

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By John Sandford

Early morning, Virginia, and a girl is at the run. Her husband, a former US Senator, has been lacking for days. abducted? Murdered? She doesn't understand, yet she thinks she understands who's concerned, and why. And that she's subsequent. Hours later in Washington DC, a cellphone jewelry. The White condominium leader of employees wishes Jake iciness NOW. His leader investigator and a military Intelligence veteran, iciness is aware how you can circulation fast and decisively, yet he's by no means confronted an issue like this. The disappearances are undesirable, but if the blackened physique exhibits up barb-wired to a tree, iciness is aware there's a lot worse to return. huge forces are at paintings, made up our minds to do no matter what it takes to accomplish their ends. iciness must use all his assets not just to succeed, yet to outlive. the security of the state relies on it ...

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For example: ... it's like you've got to weigh up what's there, whether it's going to come on top, getting caught, bells, sensors, it doesn't really matter about the lights just what you can gel. Basically, if it's worth it. In the prison interviews the amount of time which respondents spent planning the crime also varied from merely a few seconds for the 'smashand-grab' type of offences, to some three weeks of meticulous planning. One burglar stated that it would take that time to organise a team of seven.

The possibility of the displacement of crime to other businesses has not been considered. In some areas, particularly older market towns, local officials have refused retailers permission to install shutters, on the grounds that security measures are inappropriate for listed buildings and/or that bollards and shutters do not blend in with the local environment. Of course, security measures are sometimes perceived as unattractive and local authorities fear this will discourage business. The following is an extract from a recent internal borough council discussion document on shuttering.

48 Jacques Table 4. Average retail losses per ram raid by period (£) -~------ Company A Company B Company C 2,426 1,256 1,718 2,539 927 974 1,577 1,221 --------_. Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 820 486 504 431 The findings are shown in Table 5. The costs of burglary (which do not include ram raiding) are shown separately from those of ram raiding (given in brackets). Table 5. Shutter installation and burglary/ram raiding costs by superstore Shutter cost Sistare 1 SIStare 2 SIStare 3 SIStare 4 SIStare 5 SIS tore 6 9847 18,310 4727 5375 3957 8496 Burglary cost before shutter Burglary cost after shutter 21,072 (15,327) 27,895 (27,895) 33,231 (22,024) 10,009 (10,009) 12,737 (12,737) 20,412 (20,412) 168 (0) 0(0) 56,769 (3,039) 0(0) 742 (0) 0(0) From this limited sample, it appears that the installation of high-grade shuttering substantially reduces the ram raid problem.

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