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The Costs of Violent Crime

A new Justice Canada study obtained by the Canadian Press finds that violent crime poses a huge financial burden on the economy. The study examined every case of assault, criminal harassment, homicide, robbery and sexual assault that occurred in Canada in 2009. The cost to the country, which has fewer residents than California, was roughly $12.7 billion CAD (about $11.5 billion U.S.), according to the report. “By far the largest single cost — $4.8 billion (CAD) of the total — […]