Crime has a much larger negative impact on the economy as a whole than you might think, especially when you start to factor in the indirect effects on businesses and individuals. When you think of crime, you might immediately jump to what you see on TV, such as murder, or a crime that might often take place in a business, such as shoplifting. Although those can be serious crimes, they do not have much effect on the overall economy. Economic crime typically revolves around issues such as fraud, computer crimes, drug-related issues, and tax evasion.
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