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Why US violent crime keeps falling

“It’s simply getting harder to commit crime. Cameras are everywhere. Anytime there's a bank robbery, you can bet there’s a number of pictures taken."

Ted Kirkpatrick, co-director of Justiceworks, a crime and justice research group at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, on one reason why the rate of violent crime in the US is down three years in a row.

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