Falling Murder Rates: An Artifact of Better Trauma Care or Falling Crime?

5 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2015 Last revised: 16 Feb 2016

Date Written: October 2, 2015

Abstract

In some circles, the dramatic fall in U.S. murder rates since 1980 is not evidence of falling crime rates but improved trauma care for gunshot victims. This paper demonstrates that the decline in murder rates is caused by reductions in violent crime rates.

Keywords: Criminology, Murder, Medical Care

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., Falling Murder Rates: An Artifact of Better Trauma Care or Falling Crime? (October 2, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2668931 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2668931

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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