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According to a new report from the FBI, murders, rapes, assaults, robberies, burglaries, and vehicle theft all dropped by double-digit percentages in the US during the first three months of 2024 (compared to Q1 2023).

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It's amazing that while we're able to track these numbers we have have next to no meaningful insight as to why they rise and fall. The article points to societal disruptions caused by the pandemic as the reason for the 2020 surge, followed by a level-off, but that's such a generality. I wonder if there's a book that dives into cause in a deep way (and I don't mean Freakonomics-style theorizing).

Huggsboson Edited

I believe in SF, as a resident, they deployed the national guard and chp and arrested and prosecuted the small number of folks that do this sort of thing repeatedly as opposed to just releasing them and not charging them.

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