Pennsylvania implemented a new statewide computer system to keep track of arrest warrants issued. The total number of outstanding warrants is over 1.4 million!
According to the census bureau, Pennsylvania’s population was about 12.4 million people for 2006. That means about 11% of Pennsylvania’s population consists of criminals on the loose!
Actually, most of the warrants (1.2 million) are for minor offenses (failure to appear, traffic violations, drug offenses, etc). But, that still leaves 200,000 violent offenders out there.
This morning I decided to help out. I went to PA Crime Stoppers and searched through the listings. Unfortunately, I didn’t recognize any names.