The latest weapon against Britain’s crime wave:

A British police force announced Friday it has come up with a new measure to combat crime–a polite letter asking persistent offenders to mend their ways.

“I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that, due to your criminal activity, your name appears on the above data and has highlighted you as a persistent offender,” said the letters.

The letter helpfully suggests that the offender “make it a priority in any New Year’s resolutions you make from 2003 onwards, to cease forthwith your criminal activities.” [Associated Press, 1/24/03]

[Read about the usual government weapon against crime victims in England and Massachusetts!–Ed.]

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