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Has America's tide of violence receded for good?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10939973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Experts in the young field of violence epidemiology blame guns and crack cocaine for America's deadly crime surge in the early 1990s. Explaining the subsequent decline in violent crime rates has been more difficult, however. Some of the factors that seem to have helped squelch crime could be temporary, such as low unemployment rates. But others, including a growing intolerance for violence as a means of settling interpersonal disputes, seem to have become cultural norms.
Authors:
L Helmuth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  News    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  289     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-08     Completed Date:  2000-08-08     Revised Date:  2007-08-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  582-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Legal
Crack Cocaine
Domestic Violence / statistics & numerical data
Female
Firearms
Homicide / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Male
Police
Prisons
Street Drugs
United States
Violence / statistics & numerical data*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Crack Cocaine; 0/Street Drugs

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