It’s hardly surprising to anyone who follows the news and has seen stores such as Wal Mart, CVS, and Allsups shut their doors along Central that Albuquerque would find itself on a “bad list” when it comes to shoplifting. Data from the National Retail Federation confirm that assessment with a lousy #8 out of the 11 worst cities.
All of the cities ranked with the exception of Miami are governed by Democrats. Miami and Houston are both in “red” states. Only Sacramento has a smaller population than Albuquerque.
If Albuquerque is going to ever be a great place to live it’s citizens and politicians must make crime and fighting retail theft a priority. Ending “free” bus service would be a step in that direction.