Falling Crime Rates Challenge Long-Held Beliefs

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Charles Lane, columnist, Washington Post
William Bratton, former chief of police, New York and Los Angeles

Crime rates dropped sharply in the past twenty years, according to FBI data, a trend that continues despite the recession and a recent decrease in prison populations. Criminologists see a clear trend, but can't fully explain what's driving the decline in violent and property crime rates.

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