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As violent crime has been on the increase in the U.S. since 2015, and skyrocketed since 2020, it is time we took stock of what actually works to reduce violent crime. Crime fell sharply in the U.S. between 1994 and 2014. The violent crime rate dropped 48% (with homicide dropping 50%), and the property crime rate dropped 56%, during that two-decade span. Interestingly, while Canada consistently has a lower crime rate than the U.S., Canada also saw significant declines in crime from 1991 through 2014, as the violent crime rate declined 36% and the property crime rate fell 66%. What caused the crime declines in these two nations has been the focus of much research by criminologists, sociologists, political scientists, and economists over the last two decades. What have we learned from all this research? What picture does this research paint regarding what factors cause massive reductions in crime?
As we move into another bloody year of increasing violent crime in the U.S., this webinar will provide an overview of what this extensive research has revealed. It will address what social factors and crime interventions lack any evidence of contributing to these past crime drops. We need to know what does not work so that we can avoid wasting our time, energy, and tax dollars on useless interventions. This webinar will also address what social factors and crime interventions have consistently been found to have contributed to the previous crime drop across both of these nations. Knowing what works can allow us to focus our limited resources on the things that actually have an impact on reducing violent crime.