The Collapsing Crime Rates Of The ’90s Might Have Been Driven By Cellphones • Discoverology

The Collapsing Crime Rates Of The ’90s Might Have Been Driven By Cellphones

Crime, History

It’s practically an American pastime to blame cellphones for all sorts of societal problems, from distracted parents to faltering democracies. But the devices might have also delivered a social silver lining: a de-escalation of the gang turf wars that tore up cities in the 1980s.

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