Today, I heard some interesting facts about crime in B.C. Between 2001 - 2006, 379 career drug addicts who had turned to robbery to support their addictions had an average of 39 convictions. In terms of punishment, startling figures were revealed:
- 101 = Average number of days incarceration for their 1st conviction
- 25 = Average number of days incarceration on their 30th or greater conviction
Now consider this: Each of these criminals has stolen an average of $1 Million per year. That's $379 Million worth of theft per year.
Answer: A criminal's best friend. :-(