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Brian Levin, J.D.: New Study: U.S. Hate Crimes Fall Slightly In '08; But Data Is Limited

5 years agoNews : Huffington Post

A new study finds that hate crimes actually declined slightly in 2008, despite an economic recession, increasing demographic diversification, and an apparent rise in the number of active hate groups.
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Chart: Why crime falls when the economy goes down

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (3 years ago)

Here’s one bright spot from the recession: crime has steadily declined since 2007, despite rising unemployment and police budget cuts. In 2010, property crime in the United States dropped for the eighth year in a row, and violent cr... Read Post

Study: Despite recession, Child Abuse In The U.S. Is Declining

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

A new study finds that the economic recession has not spurred an increase in child abuse, as many feared. On the contrary, the University of Pennsylvania study shows “overall abuse and neglect figures declining slightly between 2008... Read Post

Brian Levin, J.D.: FBI Reports Small Increase In Hate Crimes, But On Very Limited Data

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

Though FBI data reports a slight uptick in hate crimes, it is not known if it is the result of an actual increase in cases, or instead a result of a rise in the number of agencies actually participating in the program Read Post


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