Katie Zafft

Updating State Theft Laws Can Bring Less Incarceration—and Less Crime

By: and - March 31, 2016

© Getty Images/iStockphoto The Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson. Mississippi raised its felony theft threshold from $500 to $1,000 in 2014. Lawmakers made a similar change in 2003, raising the state’s threshold from $250 to . This story has been updated to correct the number of states that raised their felony theft thresholds, the number […]