Every year, when the FBI releases the new crime data from the Uniform Crime Reports, we see media stories and policymakers commenting on the meaning of small, year-to-year changes. They should heed this video from Norway, which was designed to explain trends in climate change. It is just as relevant for understanding crime trends.
Stop Watching the Dog
Video credit: Animated short from the Norwegian program, “Siffer.” Animation by Ole Christoffer Haga.