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Murder isn't so much a question of whodunnit but why-did-they-do-it | David Wilson

PUBLISHED July 19, 2012

The murder rate in England and Wales is at its lowest point since 1983, with 550 homicides reported in 2011-12, down 88 on the previous year. This is not a peculiarly British phenomenon. Right across Europe and North America, the murder rate has seen significant decreases. So what are the common features that have contributed to this international phenomenon, and are there any British-specific factors?

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