Why Is Crime Down?

Jun 21 2011 @ 6:10pm

The Dish has debated the question before. Radley Balko runs through the various theories:

It could be that we have less crime now not because of any brilliant anti-crime initiatives dreamed up by academics and politicians but because civil society has quietly churned out benefits independent of those policies. Maybe the real lesson of the last two decades is that anti-crime policies at best have little effect on the crime rate.