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
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
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