5 Unexpected Things That Affect Crime

Trying to figure out why crime rates are what they are is complicated, whether we’re talking about the significant reduction in violent crimes over the past couple of decades or why certain cities are more dangerous than others. And while there’s a ton of research and armchair theories out there, the truth is that pointing to any one of them as “the reason” is kind of dumb. There are likely many factors at play, all working together in complicated ways, be it gun availability or income inequality or incarceration or whatever.

Now, I’m not a crime analyst, so relying on me to wade through this complex field of study to make sense of it for you is probably not the best path to follow. Luckily for you, that’s not what I’m doing. Instead, I’d rather take a look at some of the weirder things that may affect whether or not people decide to break the law. For example …

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