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  • Behind the ‘paradox of fear’: Crime is down, but many Americans don’t feel safe

    The Christian Science Monitor - 09/29/2017

    “The reason people so easily embrace this idea that things are bad out there … is because there is a level of discord. If we were all getting along and not distrusting our neighbor, we wouldn’t be so easily persuaded by a short-term spike in crime into thinking that the sky is falling,” says Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox in Boston.

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