There are so many things that are impacted by crime. The money you pay for items in a store are marked up to make up for the loss from shoplifting. Criminals tie up the court system. They steal, rape and murder people like you and me. They fill our prisons and use our tax dollars to have a roof over their head, have free health care, and three square meals a day. You have people who live in fear after their home has been broken into, they've been robbed at gunpoint, or their child has been killed in a drive-by.