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Table 13. Summary of the Monetary Value of Saving a High-Risk Youth
($ Thousands)


Total costs

Present value with 2% discount rate

Present value with 10% discount rate

Career criminal

1,2001,500

1,0001,300

650850

Heavy drug user

4351,051

333809

159391

High school dropout

563900

291466

2438

LESS duplication (crimes committed by heavy drug users)

(252696)

(196540)

(96264)

Total

1,9002,700

1,5002,000

7001,000

Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Source: Cohen, Mark, The Monetary Value of Saving a High Risk Youth (1995).




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