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Study: Mobile Phones and Crime Deterrence

Between 1991 and 2001, crime rates dropped by about a third across all crime categories. In a paper titled “Mobile Phones and Crime Deterrence: An Underappreciated Link,” Jonathan Klick and co-authors suggest that the introduction and growth of mobile phone technology may have contributed to the crime decline in the 1990s, specifically in the areas of rape and assault.


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