#94 – $31 BILLION CRIME COSTS

Thanks to Jared Polis’ soft-on-crime policies, Colorado is #1 in auto thefts, property crime, and bank robberies. Not only does this make our communities less safe, but according to the Common Sense Institute, it also cost Coloradans nearly $31 billion in crime-related costs in 2021. That’s $5,320 per person. If you break that number down, roughly $10 billion is in tangible costs. Intangible costs total more than $21.1 billion. Tangible costs are things like stolen property or medical bills from physical injuries. Intangible costs are changes to the quality of life resulting from psychological or behavioral changes.