The Decline of the Serial Killer
August 28, 2013 2:27 PM Subscribe
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Ben Popper writes about the increased faith in strangers
and falling crime rates that are enabling services like Lyft, AirBNB, TaskRabbit, and others in the new "sharing economy".
"There is another long-term trend at play here: the sustained and significant drop in the rate of violent crime across the nation over the past few decades. This is especially true in the metropolitan areas where the majority of the startups at the forefront of the sharing economy have taken root. The most dangerous precincts in New York City now report less violent crime than the safest areas did back in 1993. San Francisco’s murder rate has dropped to levels not seen since the 1960s."