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Old 02-02-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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This article presents a cogent argument which couples the rise and fall of crime with the amount of lead in the environment.

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead | Mother Jones

It says that the amount of lead in the atmosphere from leaded gasoline follows the same curve as the crime rates in any city anywhere in the world. The crime rate lags by about twenty years when the overexposed children become young adults.

It attributes the decrease in crime as due to the present requirements of unleaded gas. It says the drop in NYC crime rates preceded Guiliani's quality of life crime enforcement.

This could have been posted in a lot of forums, but since people here are the most interested in crime, I thought this might be the most appropriate.
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