Why the Crime Drop?

@article{Farrell2014WhyTC,
  title={Why the Crime Drop?},
  author={Graham Farrell and Nick Tilley and Andromachi Tseloni},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={421 - 490}
}
The “crime drop” is the most important criminological phenomenon of modern times. In North America, Europe, and Australasia, many common crimes have fallen by half or more since the early 1990s, albeit with variation in the specifics. Seventeen explanations are examined here including demographics, policing, imprisonment, drug markets, and lead poisoning. Pioneering research relevant only to the United States now appears, with the benefit of hindsight, somewhat parochial. Sixteen of the 17… 

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