Monday, December 13, 2004

The Falling Murder Rate

Get statistics about the declining crime rates in 2004 here. It's unlikely to be caused by the "great" economy, given that it's been a rough year. Maybe people were too preoccupied with the election, or we somehow channel our collective agressiveness into the war overseas, or maybe (as a prominent Chicago economist speculated in a recent article) we managed to round up most of the troublemakers on other charges before they could do something dangerous....