Report suggests shifting funding from fighting terrorism to fighting crime

A growing number of experts and officials are calling for a complete re-evaluation of the grant system to help more to reduce crime and less to buy expensive high-tech homeland security equipment that rarely or never gets used.

“The simple truth is that average Americans are much more likely to find themselves victims of crime than of terrorist attack,” the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) says in a new report that calls on the next president to shift money back to crime fighting.

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