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Right on Crime | September 24, 2012
For several decades now, crime has been dropping across the United States–but not all crime drops are created equal. The crime rate drop in Texas has far exceeded the national crime rate drop. This trend holds true for every single category of both violent and property crime. Moreover, as Texas policymakers are happy to point out, over the last five years, crime has dropped as Texans have spent less on prisons, not more.