Futurity

Two things to know about crime rates in the US

Violent crime in the US dropped by about half since the 1990s. But why?

In this quick video, Patrick Sharkey, associate professor of sociology at New York University, offers two important factors.

“We think that this evidence suggests there’s a different set of actors who can play a prominent role in confronting violence: the local residents in the organizations who are in the communities hit hardest by violent crime.”

Source: NYU

The post Two things to know about crime rates in the US appeared first on Futurity.

More from Futurity

Futurity3 min read
Hot Spots Make Purifying Salt Water Super Efficient
A solar-powered way to purify salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than first thought, a new study reports. Simply adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into “hot spots” boosted the efficiency of a sol
Futurity2 min read
African Americans Less Likely To Quit Menthol Cigarettes
African Americans who smoke menthol cigarettes are 12 percent less likely to quit smoking than other menthol smokers, a study shows. Targeted marketing may be why. The findings underscore the role that mentholated cigarettes play in smoking cessation
Futurity2 min readSociety
White People’s Racial Apathy Can Diminish Over Time
Prejudice among white people can lessen over time, according to new research. The study examines how some white people express racial prejudice—in the form of racial apathy—over time. The researchers also developed a new way to measure this type of p