North Carolina’s criminal code is 55 percent larger than Virginia’s and 38 percent larger than South Carolina’s, and the state continues to add almost three dozen new crimes each year.

A Manhattan Institute report, “Overcriminalizing the Old North State,” explains why those numbers represent a problem for people of North Carolina. James Copland, senior fellow and director of MI’s Center for Legal Policy, discussed key findings from the report during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

In the video clip below, Copland examines growth in the number of N.C. crimes.

1:45 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 45:08 event.

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