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Why Fighting Crime in the U.S. Costs More than the Iraq War
MainStreet.com ^ | 8-5-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie

Posted on 08/05/2013 11:58:56 AM PDT by William Tell 2

--"For the safety of the people is the supreme law" -Cicero Research indicates Crime equal to cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq plus American military aid to Pakistan from 2001 to 2011

NEW YORK (MainStreet)—This admonition is as true today as it was two thousand years ago. Yet, some in America believe safety can be accomplished on the cheap. They do so because they neglect to consider the true cost of crime. The public safety, as well as the public treasury and private fortune may suffer because of their plans.

But as recent research indicates, it...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: crime; police; prisons; taxes

1 posted on 08/05/2013 11:58:56 AM PDT by William Tell 2
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To: William Tell 2

CRIME: In politics costs us even more than that.

Political payoffs for contractors, political donations to campaigns, and pork barrel projects that are little less than criminal.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 12:05:11 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

Read the aricle!


3 posted on 08/05/2013 12:19:10 PM PDT by William Tell 2
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To: William Tell 2
Read the article!

I took your advice and did so, William Tell 2, and am glad I did.

This research makes it clear that the price tag of crime is an encumbrance on American society for all citizens– not just crime victims. Anderson's writing cites, for example, costs such as private security, fences, alarm systems, computer security software, safe deposit boxes; insurance, safety lighting, lethal and nonlethal weapons, martial arts courses and other goods and services as expenditures that are caused by crime.

I hadn't thought of it that way. The numbers were stunning.

4 posted on 08/05/2013 12:56:41 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: William Tell 2

Is crime even ‘fought’ anymore in this country??

Seems the main function of police these days are to “generate revenue”, not find bad guys.

If cops in my town disappeared today, I think the only difference would be fewer tickets issued to people.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 2:07:09 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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