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Denver’s Murder Rate WAY Down – Is Legal Weed To Blame?

“According to statistics recently released by the government in Denver, the amount of robberies and violent crimes significantly decreased since marijuana legalization went into effect. It is important to mention that this strong correlation is not definitive proof that legalization is the cause of this drop in crime, but it does strongly suggest that this is the case.

These statistics are especially convincing considering the short amount of time that this drastic reduction in crime has taken place. In just one short year the number of homicides dropped by 52.9%. Sexual assaults were reduced by 13.6%. Robberies were down by 4.8% and assaults were down by 3.7%.”* The Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola break it down.

*Read more here from Zak Cheney-Rice / Policy Mic:
http://www.policymic.com/articles/90025/one-meme-sums-up-what-happened-to-denver-s-murder-rate-after-marijuana-legalization
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