Fear-based apps have us fretting about crime even as it declines


Paranoia has never been so social. A slew of community apps meant to inform locals of crime in their area are helping encourage a false sense of rising danger in America — despite the fact that crime rates have plummeted over the past two decades, according to the Bureau of Justice statistics and the FBI. “If…

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