Long-Term Historical Trends in Violent Crime

  title={Long-Term Historical Trends in Violent Crime},
  author={Manuel P. Eisner},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  pages={83 - 142}
  • M. Eisner
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Law, History
  • Crime and Justice
Research on the history of crime from the thirteenth century until the end of the twentieth has burgeoned and has greatly increased understanding of historical trends in crime and crime control. Serious interpersonal violence decreased remarkably in Europe between the mid-sixteenth and the early twentieth centuries. Different long-term trajectories in the decline of homicide can be distinguished between various European regions. Age and sex patterns in serious violent offending, however, have… 

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