CHICAGO (CBS) — A new study concludes that Gary, Ind., is the most under-policed city in the country.
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Researchers at the University of California Berkeley examined crime rates, the number of officers and other socioeconomic factors.
They found a quarter of Gary residents’ income is lost to crime–nearly $4,400 per person.
That cost would include things like pain and suffering for crime victims, or the price to replace a stolen car or other property.
The study says hiring more officers or re-deploying its 215 existing officers could cut the city’s crime costs