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Art Theft Up To $6 Billion In US Last Year
This figure has doubled from around $3bn a decade ago, according to former federal agent Robert Wittman. “Art crime is on the rise because it is basically an economic crime. Art is one of the safe havens at this point, as far as assets are concerned, and criminals are not immune to seeing that in the papers and seeing the rise in auction prices.” The Art Newspaper 08/24/11
Posted August 25, 2011 06:51 AM

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