Single Murder Costs $342,000; Assaulting Police Only $2,000

Solving a single murder costs police more than $342,000 according to the latest federal research on the economics of crime. A study by Public Safety Canada also concludes the vast majority of violent crimes such as robberies and assaults are never reported to police, and result in billions’ worth of intangible costs: “I’m not sure what the government’s motivation is”.

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