If Marion Wright Edelman (Children’s Defense Fund) and former MN Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz are right, the vast majority of crime in America is the result of what happened to that criminal as a child.
It would be a smart to know the cost of crime and compute how much money to spend to end it.
These statistics and research calculate crime in America today and its cost…
100 million Americans have a criminal record, 77% of inmates are arrested for a new crime within five years of their release from prison,
Annually, 200,000 juveniles charged as adults.
Each burglary costs $41,288.00, (1,410,000 crimes * $41,288.00= $59,216,080,000.00)
Each armed robbery costs $335,733.00, 41% of 332,198 robberies were committed with a gun * 136,201.00 = $45,727,170,333.00
Each aggravated assault costs $145,379.00 (744,000 crimes * $145,379.00 = $108,161,976,000.00
Each rape costs $448,000.00 (99,856 crimes * $448.000.00 = $44,735,488,000.00)
Each murder costs $17,252,656.00 * 17,250 murders = 297,608,316,000.00
Cases without the death penalty cost $740,000, where the death penalty is sought cost $1.26 million. Maintaining each death row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in general population.
There are 2708 Americans on death row;
2708 at $131,000,000 yr avg cost to maintain * 15 yr avg on Death Row =1,965,000,000.00 (2708 prisoners cost 2 Billion dollars)
America has 5% of the world’s population and 25% its prison population. 2,220,300 Americans in jails and prisons & 4,751,400 on parole.
Recidivism is near 80%
66% of incarcerated juveniles have mental health problems & half that number have multiple, serious and chronic mental illness.
|THE COST OF;||COST PER CRIME||NUMBER OF CRIMES||ANNUAL COST|
|Annual Cost of Incarceration in America||1,000,000,000,000.00|