‘Crime cost Israel NIS 15.8 billion in 2014′

The cost of crime in Israel has risen, the Public Security Ministry said Monday, costing the public NIS 15.8 billion in 2014, a 9.1 percent increase over 2013.

The figures were published Monday as part of a report by the ministry’s planning, oversight, and budgetary branch, which calculated that between the years 2001-2014, crime cost the state of Israel some NIS 228 billion.

Violent crimes accounted for 34.4% of the economic damage caused, with murders by far the most costly, with each murder costing the state an average of NIS 2.3 million. The highest percentage of damage was caused by property crimes at 22%, followed by drug crimes at 14.9%.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Crime-cost-Israel-NIS-158-billion-in-2014-410302

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