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There’s an Easy Way to Reduce Violent Crime

To a certain extent, it’s a mystery why people hurt and kill each other. If it weren’t, we’d have figured out a way to stop it long ago. But as researchers learn more and more about crime, some helpful practical interventions to reduce it are emerging. One of them is strikingly simple: Make a substance that greatly increases the risk people will commit or be victimized by acts of violence — yup, alcohol — a bit more expensive.