Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Are Cellphones Responsible For Lowering Crime?

According to a new paper from the University of Pennsylvania the proliferation of cellphone use in the 1990's may be directly linked to the nearly one-third drop in the annual crime rate that occurred in that same period. 


From the article:

"'Given that mobile phones increase surveillance and the risks of apprehension when

 committing crimes against strangers,' the professors write, 'an expansion of this 

technology would increase the costs of crime as perceived by forward-looking criminals.' 

The devices allow for quicker reporting of crimes and, in some cases, instant 

communication of details, they point out." - via ABA

Looks like having a cellphone can be beneficial to your very safety, possibly deterring a 

criminal with the threat of quick action by police or other assistance.

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