Crime Rate

number of crimes committed in a certain area per period of time

note that a total number might include Victimless Crime-s

see also Violent Crime, Organized Crime, Self Defense.

Effect of ending Leaded Gasoline? http://kottke.org/11/05/why-the-crime-decline


NYC Crime Rate

Rudy Giuliani and William Bratton have gotten/taken lots of credit for reductions in violent crime during their administration, specifically based on their Broken Windows philosophy and Comp Stat system.

But there have been charges that reductions have been overstated by fudging the records.

Other theories 2005-04-17-EconomistLevittProfile


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