Comments for: An overlooked triumph

Posted Dec. 27, 2011, at 5:47 p.m.

The most important social trend of the past 20 years is as positive as it is underappreciated: the United States’ plunging crime rate. Between 1991 and 2010, the homicide rate in the United States fell 51 percent, from 9.8 per 100,000 residents to 4.8 per 100,000. Property crimes such as …

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