Crime

Using The Private Sector To Deter Crime

Since 1965, the share of gross domestic product (GDP) devoted to the U.S. criminal justice system has more than doubled. Yet the amount of crime reported to the police is near an all-time high and the…

Will Banning Assault Weapons Reduce Crime?

As part of its anticrime plan, the Clinton administration is endorsing a ban on the importation, manufacture, sale and possession of "assault weapons." Yet if passed, this legislation would do nothing…

Does Punishment Matter?

The myth that punishment has failed to deter crime is being advanced by those who argue that we imprison more and more people without a significant reduction in crime. The facts say otherwise. From 19…

Myths About Gun Control

Firearms are used to commit as many as 650,000 crimes each year. But firearms are also used to prevent crimes as many as one million times each year. In fact, criminals are three times more likely to…

Why Does Crime Pay?

America is burdened by an appalling amount of crime.  Although the crime rate is not soaring as it did during the 1960s and 1970s, we still have more crimes per capita than any other developed country…

Crime in Texas 1992

Texas is suffering from an epidemic of crime that began in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Each year, about 2.8 million Texas -- one out of every three households -- are victims of serious crimes.

Why Does Crime Pay?

America is burdened by an appalling amount of crime.  Although the crime rate is not soaring as it did during the 1960s and 1970s, we still have more crimes per capita than any other developed country…

Crime in Texas

Texas is suffering from an epidemic of crime that began in the late 1960s and early 1970s.