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`It is estimated that the average American commits about 3 federal felonies a day.` [citation needed]



It's from a semi-popular book [1]. The author admits it's not a precise studied value; for some people it's likely much higher [2].

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Three-Felonies-Day-Target-Innocent-eb... [2] http://ulrichboser.com/how-many-felonies-did-you-commit-toda...


It comes from this book about prosecutorial overreach:

https://www.amazon.com/Three-Felonies-Day-Target-Innocent/dp...

It's not without its criticisms:

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/22530/does-the-...




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