Our organization focuses on professional criminals who commit crimes for money—excluding pedophiles, rapists and informers—as professional criminals constitute the majority of criminals (approximately 70%) housed in state and federal prisons and only other professional criminals have the credibility, in prison or out, to authentically communicate with them about personal reformation and conversion through the Catholic Church, or as we like to say, “It takes a reformed criminal to reform criminals.”.
According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice, there are 1,598,780 criminals incarcerated in state and federal prisons.
1,095,600 (68.53 %) of them are incarcerated for crimes where the acquisition of money is the primary motivation—including murder/assault (we estimate that 50% of murders and assaults are committed for the underlying reason of gaining, expanding, or protecting criminal turf or proceeds) robbery, property crimes, drug crimes (most of which, including possession, involve possession with intent to sell) weapons charges, and public order charges (which include prostitution and pandering).
Statistics from Carson, E. A. & Sabol, W. J. (December 2012) Prisoners in 2011, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureaus of Criminal Statistics. (pp. 9-10)