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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Puzzled by dropping crime rate

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 6:32 AM

Experts are puzzled by a dropping violent crime rate, particularly during a time of economic hardship. Another factor that is counter-intuitive — a dropping incarceration rate (if not in Arkansas). I wondered about — but this story didn't mention — the size of the young male population. Its decline is usually a predictor of declining crime rates

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