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Why there's no such thing as a petty crime.

Byline: Abby Alford

THIS may look like just another handbag theft.

But the Echo can reveal today how this crime and dozens like it every day are the result of a vicious cycle of drug dealing and addiction that is striking at the heart of communities across Cardiff. With up to 90% of all so-called petty thefts committed by drug addicts, the Echo has joined with South Wales Police to highlight the issue and help rid the capital of the dealers that drive the desperate trade.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 26, 2010
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