Daytona Beach PD background check victims

In Daytona Beach, Florida, the victims of crime will now undergo criminal background checks by the Daytona Police Dept.

The reason cited by the DBPD, is to help detectives to better track down any possible associations between the suspect and the victim, and possible motives behind the crimes. The chief of police feels they need to see a bigger picture, which includes a better understanding of the victim. This concept is nothing new. It was first used by the NYPD in the 1980s.

There is however concern that this policy might discourage victims from reporting crimes committed against them. Somebody who say, has outstanding warrants would certainly have good reason to keep quiet.

Victims of violent crimes often have criminal records themselves. Today’s drug dealer, may become tomorrow’s murder victim.

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