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The “Broken Windows” theory of crime: Broken?

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Kevin Drum has an excellent takedown of the lazy theory that if police jump on every small infraction, crime rates will fall rather than rise. His post—which you definitely should read—includes this graph:

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Some of the cities did “broken windows” policing, some did not. Not much difference in crime-rate trends, though. That suggests that something else was causing the decline.

Read the post.

Written by Leisureguy

31 December 2014 at 10:22 am

Posted in Law Enforcement

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