The ‘Startling’ Link Between Low Interest Rates and Low Crime
The Crime Report
December 6, 2016

“Crimes rates have plummeted in the U.S. since the mid-1990s.  Most of the credit for this remarkable trend has been given to an enlarged criminal justice system—largely more police, tougher sentencing and a massive prison complex.

“But we have found a larger and much more powerful explanation:  A drop in interest rates and, in particular, long-term interest rates.

“When interest rates go up, crime goes up.  When interest rates go down, crime goes down.”

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