Crime: High Cost

The climbing cost (to the public) of crime has been estimated, after exhaustive research by the National Surety Company of New York, at $30 per American individual for the past year. The total price paid by the nation for burglary, forgery, and bucket shops exceeds three billion dollars, and is approximately equivalent to the internal revenue receipts of the Government for the fiscal year 1922. It is greater by half a billion dollars than the imports of the country in 1921.

" And how," one queries, " is the individual tax $30, if...

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