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by Peter Moskos

December 8, 2015

$700,000+ for 1 shooting

Ashley Luthern of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the direct costs of a shooting . It adds up to more than $700,000. $400,000 on prison.

7 comments:

Adrian said...

...Are you telling me we can cut the costs of shootings in half by failing to make an arrest!?

Peter Moskos said...

Think of all the money Baltimore could save!

Adrian said...

Well, think of all the money Baltimore is already saving. They're doing a really great job cutting costs...

Peter Moskos said...

Yeah, but some of the cost savings has no doubt been negated by the consultants' fees!

Concerned citizen said...

It seems to me that most of the costs are fixed, not variable.

Peter Moskos said...

And of course the medical fees are kind of funny money. They can put whatever they want on their bills. I'd bet the reimbursement is much lower.

Noumenon said...

I regard what happened to the perp as a happy ending, but it doesn't make up for all those costs.