Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chart of the Day

UPDATE: See also Barton Hinkle and Heather MacDonald.

From the FBI's Semiannual Uniform Crime Report for the first half of 2009:


source: FBI December 21st Press Release

As Tigerhawk says, "So much for the theory that economic hardship causes crime."

2 comments:

Marc said...

Down three years in a row. It can't be Obama. Sunspot activity?

Thai said...

Indeed

Reductions in violence follow a fractal pattern that has been evident for 1000s of years.

Don't be fooled by randomness ;-)