Amount of Money an Art Thief Makes from Stealing Artwork

Art thieves generally receive between 7 to 10 percent of the estimated value of the stolen artwork.  This is done either through ransom, collection of the reward fee, or selling it at a low value to an art broker.

 

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  1. Source: Montreal Gazette, “Art theft ranked as fourth-largest criminal enterprise,” canada.com, September 1, 2007.

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