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Infographic: How Could Boosting Wages Reduce Crime?
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Infographic: How Could Boosting Wages Reduce Crime?

Raising the minimum wage and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit would not only boost income for struggling workers but also save American communities billions of dollars each year by reducing crime.

Raising the minimum wage and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, would not only boost income for struggling workers but also save American communities billions of dollars each year by reducing crime.

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Rachel West is an Associate Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.

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Rachel West

Director of Poverty Research

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