One thing they do have going for them, in British Columbia at least, is the IMPACT program and its use of Bait Cars:
A bait car is a vehicle owned by the police and is intended to be stolen. After a bait car is stolen, the location, speed, and direction of travel of the vehicle is monitored by police dispatchers at EComm through GPS tracking. Everything that takes place inside the bait car is caught on audio and video. The dispatcher will coordinate a police response and once officers are in position behind the bait car, the engine will be disabled at the click of a mouse button which allows for the quick arrest of the car thieves.If you go to the IMPACT web site, you can watch the videos recorded in the cars after they're stolen. It's hilarious to see these chronic dumbasses get caught, and even funnier to listen to them ponder whether the car they've just stolen is a Baitcar or not. That's right, most of them know full-well of the Baitcar program.
Why do I jump up and down? Three reasons: First I love cars, and think car theft should be a capital offense. Second, I live in a state in which you must be convicted of stealing 6 cars before state sentencing guidleings require incarceration. By the way, Minnesota has the lowest per capita incarceration rate in the country, and Hennipen County, where Minneapolis is found, has the highest per capita parole rate in the nation. Third, I loathe the arrogance and nuisance criminality of idiot youth.
Go get 'em officer, and keep the Tazer warmed up.