Age and violence stats

Max More (
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 20:47:01 -0700

I believe that older people tend to commit fewer violent crimes (and not
just those who are in hospital beds). If true, this might be turned into a
cultural-effects argument in favor of extending our lifespans. If violent
crime primarily comes from youngsters, the more older people there are and
the lower the birth rate, the lower the level of violent crime that we
should expect.

Can anyone point me to a good source of statistics on violent crime broken
down by age? Preferably a resource easily accessible on the web.



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