Drought Causes Crime?

This one was enough to lure me away from the all-MJ/Farrah news feed this morning:

In some valley towns the crime rates have soared. The link, officials suggest, are the water shortages to farming communities. The drought is said to have lead to higher crime rates in some Valley towns.

In the farming community of Mendota crime is up 100 percent, officials reported. Fresno County District Attorney Elizabeth Egan said that the spike is tied to the water crisis.


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