Once again there is another article pointing out that crime is on the decline in the United States.Once again socilogists and criminologists are seeking to explain why there is a decline in crime. The study concluded:
…during the current downturn, the unemployment rate rose as the crime rate fell. Between 2008 and 2009 violent crime fell by 5.3% and property crime by 4.6%; between 2009 and 2010, according to the preliminary Uniform Crime Report released by the FBI on May 23rd, violent crime fell by another 5.5% and property crime by 2.8%. Robberies-precisely the crime one might expect to rise during tough economic times-fell by 9.5% between 2009 to 2010.
We here at strictlynumbers.com hypothesized there is a simple explanation for this correlation. Unemployment rates have a direct affect on the crime rate in a given city. The correlation relates to the fact that as unemployment rates rise less people chose to spending time out in a given city going to bars, clubs, restaurants, and other night time venues due to a lack of revenue. If there are less people out and about in a given city then logic suggests there are less people to be victims of crime. In other words, crime isn’t declining it is just becoming harder to commit.
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