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2010-01-06 -Lurid Crime Tales-
If poverty is the root cause of lawlessness, why did crime rates fall when joblessness increased?
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Posted by Fred 2010-01-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [505 views ]  Top

#1 Why? Global climate change.
Posted by Bobby 2010-01-06 06:05||   2010-01-06 06:05|| Front Page Top

#2 George Bush.
Posted by Excalibur 2010-01-06 06:35||   2010-01-06 06:35|| Front Page Top

#3  Public safety is the precondition for thriving urban life civilization.

Regardless of what the teachers unions lobby about their importance, without security there can be no 'thriving'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-01-06 08:10||   2010-01-06 08:10|| Front Page Top

#4 There has also been a increase in gun ownership and easier access to gun carry permits.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2010-01-06 09:10||   2010-01-06 09:10|| Front Page Top

#5 The thugs all learned how to be "white collar" criminals. What was the trend line for those thieves, con-men and politicians (but I repeat myself) and there robbery of the treasury and taxpayers?
Posted by AlanC  2010-01-06 09:11||   2010-01-06 09:11|| Front Page Top

#6 
Three-Strikes.
Posted by flash91 2010-01-06 12:29||   2010-01-06 12:29|| Front Page Top

#7 I think Y'all are overlooking the TYPE of folks suddenly unemployed, they were successful wage earners, not career thugs.
NOT the criminal type.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2010-01-06 12:36||   2010-01-06 12:36|| Front Page Top

#8 I believe gradual decline (arrest/death) of the crack head population, it was disgusting for many years now I rarely see them in my area
Posted by Phith Dingle6292 2010-01-06 17:38||   2010-01-06 17:38|| Front Page Top

#9 The career criminals are all in Congress?
Posted by Skunky Glins****  2010-01-06 22:58||   2010-01-06 22:58|| Front Page Top

#10 To some extent I think the number of illegal immigrants dropped. That probably isn't a very noticeable chunk of the crime rate in most areas but it has to be a factor.

Another factor might be joblessness (and increased workload on those with jobs) mean extra cash for recreational drugs is spent elsewhere or saved. I would think this would change the price somewhat, which might have repercussions elsewhere.

Lastly, if everyone is broke, including the banks, who do you steal from?
Posted by rjschwarz 2010-01-06 23:30||   2010-01-06 23:30|| Front Page Top

#11 Skunky - ya' got that right!
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2010-01-06 23:39||   2010-01-06 23:39|| Front Page Top

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