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Experts: Bad Economies Don't Cause Crime Waves

November 20, 2008  | 

With the economy's current troubles, many people assume a crime wave is just around the corner. But criminologists say that's just an American myth.

Experts say there will always be some people who take to robbing liquor stores in tough times. But those people were already likely to rob stores even in good times, making it a statistical wash.

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