Richard Rosenfeld

Richard Rosenfeld
Analysis: Crime in St. Louis has been worse
11:00 pm
Tue June 10, 2008

Analysis: Crime in St. Louis has been worse

Recent reports of an increase in crime in St. Louis bring back memories of a time, not so long ago, when crime rates were at an all-time high. Historical perspective may be cold comfort to today's crime victims, but it helps to know that crime rates do not always rise; they also fall, sometimes dramatically.

Knowing why crime declined in the past can help us to figure out why it is increasing now and how to avoid a return to a far worse period in recent history.

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