May 8, 2013

Why Do People Think Gun Violence Is Worse?

Emily Badger, The Atlantic

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One of the most striking public policy stories in urban America for the past generation – true all across the country but mysterious in its causes – has been the steep decline in gun homicides and violent crime since the early 1990s. Gun homicides peaked in the United States in 1993, a zenith that coincides with the worst reputations of devolving cities in the midst of crack epidemics and white flight.

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TAGGED: Crime, Violence, Guns