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The Fraser Institute

October 15, 2014 08:15 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; How Much Does Crime Cost Canadians? New Study Coming Thursday, Oct. 16

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2014) - On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Fraser Institute will release a new study calculating the cost of crime for both taxpayers and victims of crime.

The study, The Cost of Crime in Canada: 2014 Report, spotlights the overall costs of crime (police, courts, prisons, etc.) and the varied costs incurred by crime victims due to stolen or damaged property, crime prevention, lost health and productivity.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, Oct. 16.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Stephen Easton
    Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
    Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University
    Cell: 604-671-4400; Office: 778-782-3565
    easton@sfu.ca

    The Fraser Institute
    Mark Hasiuk
    Media Relations Specialist
    (604) 688-0221 ext. 517
    mark.hasiuk@fraserinstitute.org
    @FraserInstitute