Nationwide drop in violent crimes due to plummeting price of cocaine

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Drop in price of cocaine as violent crimes drop.

A radical transformation in major American cities began in the mid-1990’s.  A turn around of years of high Years of high violent crime rates, thefts, robberies, and inner-city decay suddenlybegan.  Crime rates began to fall faster than they went up.  This trend appeared in practically every post-industrial American city, simultaneously.

 

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The Unintended Casualties of the War on Drugs

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A nurse makes her morning rounds distributing medication to patients.

Roland Lorenz has surgical screws in his back and neck and a pin in his upper leg, and when his pain reared up one recent weekend, he knew he needed something strong. He had just been to a pain clinic, where the doctor ordered an increase in his dosage of Percocet, a narcotic.

 

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