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Table 3 Summary of findings

From: Five tests for a theory of the crime drop

Hypothesis Test
  Preliminary Cross-national Prior crime E-crime & Variable
  empirical   increase phone theft trajectories
Strong economy x x x x x
Concealed weapons laws x x x x
Capital punishment x x x x
Gun control laws x x x x
Rising prison population x x x x
Policing strategies x x x
More police x x x
Legalization of abortion x x x
Immigration x x x
Consumer confidence x x x
Waning crack market x x x
Childhood lead x x
Changing demographics x x x
Civilizing process x x
Improved security
  1. Legend: ✔ = Pass. x = Fail.