The 21st Show

The crime rate is continually falling. So why do people think it’s rising?


Capitol News Illinois

Government numbers show violent crime has been dropping significantly. But people still believe crime is on the rise. We’ll dig into the numbers with one of Illinois’ foremost criminologists and discuss why the numbers don’t always move public opinion.

David E. Olson, Ph.D. 

Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Co-Director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice
Loyola University Chicago