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Why did violent crime drop?

The FBI reported today that violent crimes fell 5.5 percent last year in the U.S. and property crimes declined 4.9 percent. How did crime drop during a the Great Recession? One expert's theory: video games and the Internet have kept young people too busy to break the law.

What's your theory? And do you believe this to be true?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:53 AM on May. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (4)
  • Criminals are too damn fat to fit through private residence windows.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 11:41 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • I think more people are home, so this is probably why home theft and crimes have dropped. Car thefts have also dropped because of the security devices put in cars these days.

    Answer by older at 8:01 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • I agree with above , and that children are for the majority more comfortable knowing they don't have to compete with the brass of the bunch. Usually children left out and unattended in their teens aren't always risks, it's just life that crimes will be comitted by some people somewhere in a low spot of economics. Everyone isn't a statistic, just because they aren't home playing video games, some mothers that are dead against sitting and just staring at games are the type to encourage more home activities like Q and A's of bible study, or healthy educated material, like sewing, making crafts, art like drawings, paint, and making up games like children playing "store", or "school", or playing mom with a baby -doll, just keep the family busy and older children aren't feeling pulled in """OTHER""" directions. It's a family directive. Most people aren't out in "the streets", it's just some that aren't able to get money

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • I personally don't think it's true, at least not in the state I live.

    Answer by parrishsky at 12:32 PM on May. 26, 2010