Interesting article by Kevin Drum on the possible effects that lead had on the decrease in violent crime rates. I don’t know that we’ll ever know for sure that caused the huge decrease in violent crime rates over the last 20 years — whether it’s increased incarceration (I doubt this), Roe v. Wade, lead — but I do wish people were more aware of the fact that violent crime has in fact decreased dramatically. Polls show that most people think crime is steadily increasing in this country.
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