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Crime rates in American cites are falling and according to new research diversity may be the reason.

Researchers at the University of Toronto believe the growing trend of racial diversity in American cities is contributing to the downward trend.

From TheGrio:

“The association between crime and community characteristics — like the proportion of the population that is black, Hispanic, poor, or foreign-born — diminished considerably over time,” notes the study. “The strength of the relationship between the share of black residents and property crime decreased by half between 1990 and 2008, while the association between the share of Hispanic residents and violent crime all but disappeared

Read more at The Grio.


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