Maybe the murder rate was so high because everyone left their doors unlocked?
@rabid aviator, Jesus that is hilarious
@rabid aviator, except it's because more people = more crime in this case. The chart is a poor example imo.
@Caine, but that's not as funny
@Caine, it says murders per 100k people, not total murders, also the crime rate has fallen, but the population has only increased over time (excluding small dips)
@Knight SoIaire, yes that is implied in what I said. The reason the crime rate seems high is because the population is at least doubled. Idk what was confusing about that.
@Caine, the population in the US is much higher today than it used to be, you literally ca not argue against that, are you managing to type with your phone upside down or something? Because you might need to look at the graph again
@Knight SoIaire, I'm going to assume you are a troll because you are saying exactly what I said and presenting it as though I said the opposite.
@Caine, you said more people = more crime, but the graph shows opposite. There are more people now than back then, but less crime now than back then, I believe that's what Knight Solaire is getting at.
@Grover, I can't believe people are this clueless. Yes the crime rate *per person* is less. However, there are more people which means that even though *per person* there less crimes there are still more crimes over all because there are more people to commit them. The reason I said more people = more crime was to explain why people feel as though crime is higher. To give an example buying more lotto tickets increases your chance of winning even if the individual odds are still low. The same can be applied here, having more people increases the chances there will be crime even though per capita it's still low. 100k people maybe commit 60% (arbitrary number used as an example for the person who decides to make a stupid remark) of the crimes they used to is over shadowed by the fact that the people have doubled which would (using the same info provided) mean that the amount of over all crime (the total crimes committed by the sum of the population) is greater than before.
@Caine, so yes I understood the pic. However, you two are arguing a different topic. I didn't think it took comprehensive thinking to figure it out and now that it's been explained, someone is still not going to comprehend it.
When a chart is made by millennials, Baby Boomers get somehow pushed decades forward and end their reign in the 90s..
@SirLoveday, Also, I don't think the severity of the crimes were the same. The entire era was different, coming off world war 2, going into the korean war, I feel like the entire generation was on edge about SOMEthing, civil rights movements, all that good stuff. But nowadays, you have people shooting up public places, schools, movie theatres, etc. I guess I'm trying to say that crimes are equal in that they're crimes, but using your fist isn't the same as using a gun. Sorry for the rant
@SirLoveday, I totally get your point...and I don't think this graph represents shjt but I think they were trying to emphasize when the boomers were in their 20's, 30's, & 40's. Again don't agree with it just trying to understand its point
@tha5th, Also, this is just the murder rate. With the exception of the spike after the assault weapons ban, and a small uptick after last year's riots, the over all violent crime rate has been going down since the 60s. Yet somehow it's so much more dangerous now than it was decades ago? None if this crap makes sense anymore.
@Gamasennin, Before someone says I'm wrong, the spike was after the ban took effect.
@SirLoveday, the chart is just mocking the fact that baby boomers tend to say everything was better way back when. When in fact everything was not better. Everything was worse but they think it was better because back then not every single scrap of negative news was shoved down your throat like it is today.
@Gamasennin, the media focuses more on violent crimes now. Because of that it makes it appear as though they are more frequent now than back then
@tha5th, the Korean War and the civil rights movement all happened in the 50s and early 60s, so the violence in the chart wasn't a result of that
Hide yo kids. Hide yo wife.
@funkymoosechops, who do you voodoo, bïtch?
@I Are Lebo, can't wait for new dead island
@I Are Lebo, ummm... can you repeat the question?
@Geo1345, I'm 90% certain it was canceled. Sorry.
@funkymoosechops, it's the song from Dead Island. Who Do You Voodoo? by one of the main characters, Sam B.
@funkymoosechops, one of the lines is "hide yo kids, hide yo wife, better get out of sight. Who do you voodoo, bitch?"
*why nobody takes the media seriously
So is Baby Boomer a final boss or something? 💥👶🏽💥
@VanillaMongoose, if you'll remember Left 4 Dead, there was a type of zombie called "boomers". They vomited on you and exploded upon death. "Baby boomers" are like that, only smaller.
If you haven't, check out the left 4 dead series. It's a great documentary.
@VanillaMongoose, a baby boomer is a baby born in the Great Depression
@frosty licker, can't tell if you're joking. In case you're not, you're wrong. Baby boomer is the generation of babies born after the conclusion of World War 2.
Now I want a button press meme with a "liberal" pressing either "Murder is on the downswing since the baby boomer era" or "Gun murder is rampant and we need to shoot anyone who has a gun"
I seriously doubt a graph like this will correlate with a generation before other cultural modifiers
What retard made this graph?
@Doctor Krieger, while it is a poorly made graph, the statistics seem to come from a 2014 FBI report on US Homicide Rate per 100,000 people.
Murder ain't the same as theft you nonce
In Freakanomics it's theorized that the massive crime drop in the 90's was due to Roe v Wade being passed twenty years earlier. Unwanted babies were aborted instead of being born into a bad homes and growing up a criminals.
Oh yeah I forgot about that game! But I was referring to the flamboyant black guy on the news that was a big meme back in the day.
It's just your grandpa's way of saying when all my neighbors were white.
Don't all generations think they are safe when children, them see the dangers in life as adults?
Those damn kids!