Raising the minimum wage would reduce crime?
First off raising the minimum wage would reduce crime, according to a study by the Executive Office of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, "higher wages for low-income individuals reduce crime by providing viable and sustainable employment… raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 would result in a 3 to 5 percent crime decrease (250,000 to 540,000 crimes) and a societal benefit of $8 to $17 billion dollars." Also raising the wage would reduce crime because there has been studies on it already, An article by the name of "raise the minimum wage, reduce crime" by The Atlantic, stated in 2013 that living wage ordinances "lead to modest reductions in expected robbery, burglary, larceny, and MVT [motor vehicle theft] rates."
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