We are not anticipating a crime wave, as in an exponential increase in the percentage of those who commit a crime vs. those who do not. We are anticipating a population boom. Last year, Allen County issued more than $1 billion in building permits. According to Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Allen County is one of the fastest growing communities in the Great Lakes region. Just as builders and developers must anticipate a housing boom in light of the growing population, the county must anticipate an increased need for a larger jail based on population projections. The plans for the new jail need to keep in mind the requirements of Allen County for the next 10-20 years.