Millions and millions of dollars are spent each year policing and prosecuting prostitutes in the United States. According to federal statistics, there were approximately 56,575 arrests for prostitution and commercialized vice crimes in 2012. Countless “sting” operations, and other police investigative techniques, leave tax payers footing the staggering bills. Many prostitutes are arrested over-and-over again dramatically spiking-up the cost. In some cases, believed to be common across the country, the same woman have been arrested, jailed, HIV tested, brought to court and sentenced to jail more than 15 times pushing the price tag over $100,000 for one woman.
Meanwhile, approximate murder tallies place Chicago at the top with 415 in 2013 followed closely by New York and Detroit at around 333. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Houston had murder counts of 200 or more. In 2012, there were 1,282,957 arrests for DWI, and 11,075 for murder and non-negligent homicide in the U.S.