Study: 36 percent of Colorado residents would kill someone for money

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DENVER — Only about 36 percent of Colorado residents would be willing to kill someone for money, according to a study by GetSafe.

The study asked 2,000 Americans about what crimes they’d be willing to commit for cash.

“Colorado residents are some of the least likely to commit crimes,” researchers said in a news release.

According to researchers, people in Colorado and other mountain states are the least likely to kill for cash, while people in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri were among the most likely to kill someone for money.

Researchers found most people can’t afford to pay someone to kill someone.

Men who said they’d be willing to do it wanted about $100 million, while women wouldn’t kill unless the payout hit $500 million.

Finding someone who would punch someone else for money is a lot easier — about 70 percent said they’d do it — but it would still cost a pretty penny, about $1,500.

The crimes people were most willing to commit for cash are running a red light, peeing in public and stealing candy.

“If these questions — and the answers — make you uncomfortable, you’re far from alone,” the researchers said.

According to the Wall Street Journal, around 30 percent of Americans have a police record of some kind.