Current estimates of the San Fransicso District Attorney’s office for the prosecution of steroid cases, including Barry Bonds, which has failed to go to trial, are thought to be in the neighborhood of $55 million dollars. In the case of the specific cases pursued by the D.A., it is noteworthy that the alleged crime(s), i.e. steroid possession and distribution – are non-violent offenses, with very little impact on society in general, or San Francisco in general. A more sensible approach to law enforcement may involve trying to lower the city’s murder rate (69 per year), their rape statistics (215 per year), or any one of a number of other crimes that impact their citizens.
|Larceny or Theft:||25,388|
2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement