is the world more dangerous... demographics

As usual Cecil does a good job cutting through the BS, but fails to draw any connection to the changing murder rate and some rather obvious demographic changes. He says “things started getting crazy after the Kennedy assassination, got worse during the urban riots of the late 60s, and were seriously bad by the 70s”, suggesting a possible causal relationship here - the standard boomer tunnelvision. But the simple fact is that in the war years many young men were removed from the population, leading to the peaceful “golden age” mentioned… then there was a baby boom, and when those kids got old enough to commit violent crimes, the violent crime rate surged up again. Obvious.