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royalpaladin
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9/1/2012 3:15:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/1/2012 1:10:28 PM, taylernicole006 wrote:
Is america more violent today than in the past? Why or why not. What makes americans believe that there is more violence?

Crime rates are decreasing . . . My guess is that more crime is being reported. It is easier to track crime now than it was in the past since the system is more centralized and the advent of computers has made information storage easier.
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9/1/2012 10:25:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/1/2012 3:15:01 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 9/1/2012 1:10:28 PM, taylernicole006 wrote:
Is america more violent today than in the past? Why or why not. What makes americans believe that there is more violence?

Crime rates are decreasing . . . My guess is that more crime is being reported. It is easier to track crime now than it was in the past since the system is more centralized and the advent of computers has made information storage easier.

Crime rate decreasing is being debated. It's not more reporting, it's usually considered the end of the crack-cocaine epidemic, demographic changes, and higher arrest/conviction rates.

CCW laws might have had an effect, too.
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9/1/2012 10:37:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/1/2012 10:25:51 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 9/1/2012 3:15:01 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 9/1/2012 1:10:28 PM, taylernicole006 wrote:
Is america more violent today than in the past? Why or why not. What makes americans believe that there is more violence?

Crime rates are decreasing . . . My guess is that more crime is being reported. It is easier to track crime now than it was in the past since the system is more centralized and the advent of computers has made information storage easier.

Crime rate decreasing is being debated. It's not more reporting, it's usually considered the end of the crack-cocaine epidemic, demographic changes, and higher arrest/conviction rates.

And.....?

The crack-cocaine epidemic ended over 10 years ago. Demographic changes contribute very little to crime and quantity of police contribute very little to crime rates. Furthermore, most of the people getting locked up now are non-violent drug users.
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9/2/2012 8:54:22 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/1/2012 10:37:58 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 9/1/2012 10:25:51 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 9/1/2012 3:15:01 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 9/1/2012 1:10:28 PM, taylernicole006 wrote:
Is america more violent today than in the past? Why or why not. What makes americans believe that there is more violence?

Crime rates are decreasing . . . My guess is that more crime is being reported. It is easier to track crime now than it was in the past since the system is more centralized and the advent of computers has made information storage easier.

Crime rate decreasing is being debated. It's not more reporting, it's usually considered the end of the crack-cocaine epidemic, demographic changes, and higher arrest/conviction rates.

And.....?

The crack-cocaine epidemic ended over 10 years ago. Demographic changes contribute very little to crime and quantity of police contribute very little to crime rates. Furthermore, most of the people getting locked up now are non-violent drug users.

The crack epidemic may be over but we still have REEFER MADNESS to justify filling up our prisons. Or atleast the government wants us to think so, what with bullsh!t like "The pot they have today is 5 times more dangerous and unpredictable than the pot that your parents smoked in the 1970s. This pot is all mean and aggressive and not mellow at all. And it's more dangerous than cigarettes! Why? Because it's not grown organically!"
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9/2/2012 10:35:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Homicide rates has increased since 1900s rates, but has been decreasing since the 1960s.

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The reason the homicide rate has been decreasing in the US is because of:
a) less likely to die from stab or gunshots due to medical technology
b) abortions have decreased crime since many of the "undesirables" get pre-eliminated.
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9/2/2012 3:38:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/1/2012 3:15:01 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 9/1/2012 1:10:28 PM, taylernicole006 wrote:
Is america more violent today than in the past? Why or why not. What makes americans believe that there is more violence?

Crime rates are decreasing . . . My guess is that more crime is being reported. It is easier to track crime now than it was in the past since the system is more centralized and the advent of computers has made information storage easier.

While rates of domestic terrorism are increasing... I have heard of at least four shootings there in like the past month.
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9/2/2012 10:44:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/2/2012 3:38:33 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 9/1/2012 3:15:01 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 9/1/2012 1:10:28 PM, taylernicole006 wrote:
Is america more violent today than in the past? Why or why not. What makes americans believe that there is more violence?

Crime rates are decreasing . . . My guess is that more crime is being reported. It is easier to track crime now than it was in the past since the system is more centralized and the advent of computers has made information storage easier.

While rates of domestic terrorism are increasing... I have heard of at least four shootings there in like the past month.

I think that the massive amount of shooting sprees in the country this year has just been a random spike in violence. There's not really anything to suggest that there is going to be a maintained rise in violence at this point.
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9/4/2012 2:34:22 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/4/2012 2:27:58 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
Free countries will always be violent.

Hmmmm...

Maybe free countries are not so good then.
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9/4/2012 12:16:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/4/2012 2:34:22 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 9/4/2012 2:27:58 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
Free countries will always be violent.

Hmmmm...

Maybe free countries are not so good then.

Maybe a little violence is not so bad then.