Watchdog groups, such as pursuitwatch.org, cite studies that show the danger of chases.
"Research shows that approximately 40 percent of all pursuits result in a crash, 20 percent result in an injury and 1 percent result in a death," said Geoffrey Alpert, a professor of criminal justice at the University of South Carolina, during an interview with pursuitwatch.org.
Many cities do not allow police chases for car theft, according to pursuitwatch.org.
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It's been a busy few weeks for pursuit deaths across America.