Police can ignore crime in Helen Clark's electorate but still have one in five officers on traffic duty to maintain their quotas. Another story I recall reading a while back is that one in five officers are on leave at any one time. That means a quarter of available police are trying to raise money by enforcing road targets- which everyone outside Labour and the Police call quotas.
What this means is that if a person flogged a couple of dozen from a bottle store, he would be more likely to be in contact with police if he broke the speed limit or forgot to put his seatbelt on getting away from the store. He will be fined, the money would go to the Government and the poor bottle store owner will be out of pocket.
Maybe police need quotas for burglaries and petty crime.