Police Took More From Citizens Than Burglars In 2014

Economist Martin Armstrong notes that $4.5 billion in personal property was seized by police in 2014 via civil forfeiture, the process by which a criminal suspect surrenders goods possibly connected to that crime, figures that well surpass the $3.5 billion in property stolen by burglars last year. What do you think?

“These numbers aren’t surprising, given that thieves have the added pressure of trying not to get caught.”

Patrick LoBue • Shrub Specialist


“Yeah, but burglars are bad.”

Nicholas Plant • Bolt Inspector

“This isn’t a competition. Both groups should be equally proud of their accomplishments.”

Mikayla Sapp • Thermostat Enforcer