Someone has run the numbers and figured out that the typical American commits three felonies a day.
If you want fewer criminals, make fewer things illegal. Failing that, why toss non-violent offenders in prison when we could rattan cane them instead?
I’m still waiting for a single reason why we couldn’t offer “criminals” the choice between a horribly painful caning and years of incarceration. And I still hope that someday someone with a national audience will raise the question.