More officers on the street figures to save money in long run
CRIME doesn’t pay. But it sure does cost.
The cost of adding police officers is more than offset by the reduction in the cost of crime, says the Rand Corporation in promoting a cost-of-crime calculator that public officials can use to plan for public safety needs.
Measuring the cost of crime is somewhat subjective, factoring in such intangibles as an increase in “general fear” and the diminishment of quality of life. Other costs are easier to measure...
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