All street crime committed against property in the US costs about $17 billion per year.
Yet. many other things are far more costly.
Take the war in Iraq, projected to cost more than $3 trillion.
And the war in Afghanistan, costing perhaps even more, is now set to end.
And for what?
I mean, what, exactly, has been accompished?
You are I, as taxpayers, have paid for this. Just as we pay for street crime.