South Africa?

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Tue, 01 Dec 1998 23:12:12 -0800

Charlie Stross wrote:

> As a side-issue, I seem to recall that South Africa was a television-free
> zone until comparatively recently -- 1976 springs to mind -- and when
> TV appeared, the crime rate doubled within a decade. Anyone else recall
> any figures of this kind? Any association between TV uptake, declines
> in literacy, and increasing crime rates welcome ...
> -- Charlie

This is vary interesting I wonder if it is true, but even if it is, correlation does not mean causation. We would still need to investigate what other factors were involved. I doubt seriously if it was because of the programing, but was more related to the information they know had access. i.e. they found out how bad they had it. You think?