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Violent crime decreased despite violent video game sales

September 23, 2014

Contrary to other laboratory and correlational studies, recent data demonstrate the incidence of violent crime either decreased or was unrelated to the sale or release of violent video games.

Researchers conducted four analyses to track violent crime rates using data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. Two analyses compared data on video game sales between 1978 and 2011 and 2007 and 2011. Of the two studies, one compared annual sales with crime; the other compared monthly data.

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