Yeah, yeah, I know. Whenever it’s reported that crime rates are declining, most Americans have a hard time believing it. That’s because they watch way too much television. (See HERE.)
But, in fact, crime rates generally have been declining. And Kevin Drum has an INTERESTING THEORY as to why:
I’ve written several posts recently about the idea that America’s great crime epidemic, which started in the 60s and peaked in the early 90s, was caused in large part by lead emissions from automobiles. Long story short, we all bought lots of cars after World War II and filled them ...