Robbery fact of the day

In 2004, the total cost of all robberies in the United States was $525 million…every year, employees’ theft and fraud at the workplace are estimated at about $600 billion.

That contrast is from Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational.  Even if you add in auto theft, burglary, and larceny-theft, the former sum does not exceed $16 billion.

Addendum: Some people are questioning the $600 billion number, see the discussion in the comments.


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