What factors were responsible for the rise in violent crime rates in America starting during the 1960s, and their subsequent decline starting in the 1990s? Was it lead?
New opportunities to get rich illegally, and law enforcement trying to catch up with it.
That's assuming you're talking about the big player types you always hear about. Crime is crime, it's always there.
>and their subsequent decline starting in the 1990s?
Most likely Roe vs. Wade. Women who got abortion were usually from the disadvantaged groups. Their kids, had they been born, had much higher chances to run into trouble with laws. Those that actually were born had fewer siblings and thus better case, which increase their chances for normal lives.
War on Drugs + Self Esteem Movement + Centralizing of American Education
Non-homogenous communities and the shift away from a high-trust society combined with a population spike from boomers. "It was the niggers" isn't entirely correct, but between ethnic tensions, political radicals and the atomic sword of Damocles hanging over everything it wasn't really a charming time to be alive.
The reason it went down is probably Roe v. Wade enabling poor people to abort instead of raising shitty kids.
I'm pretty sure the Muriel boatlift had something to do with the spike in crime rates in Miami.
I also know crack played some kind of rule in NYC's crime rates in the 70s and the 80s.
SJWs infiltrated the police and the justice system. New methods based on "soft policing" and "rehabilitation" yielded disastrous results.
Then Giuliani ended this madness and crime rates dropped.
Absence of lead (lowers criminal behavior), availability of legal abortion (less unwanted children), the existence of a welfare state (no need to steal to eat), and pre-crime laws like possession of drugs (incarcerates people before they commit a real crime).
You believe it's possible to jump from one job to another with no unemployment in between?
Or maybe you believe every starts out with enough inheritance to weather these times without going into debt?
If the choice is between not eating and not stealing, the only choice you can make is the one that leads to eating.
well , it s a pretty lame temptation to discuss a very relevant fact .i'm not gonna go into it .
Just read yourself :v
>After decades of decline, black infant mortality began to soar in the 1980s, as did the rate of low-birthweight babies and parent abandonment. The gap between black and white schoolchildren widened. The number of blacks sent to prison tripled. Crack was so dramatically destructive that if its effect is averaged for all black Americans, not just crack users and their families, you will see that the group’s postwar progress was not only stopped cold but was often knocked as much as ten years backward. Black Americans were hurt more by crack cocaine than by any other single cause since Jim Crow.
And then there was the crime.Within a five-year period, the homicide rate among young urban blacks quadrupled. Suddenly it was just as dangerous to live in parts of Chicago or St. Louis or Los Angeles as it was to live in Bogotá