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No Link Between Pot, Violent Crimes Found

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by RMJL, Nov 21, 2003.

    (Source:San Francisco Chronicle)

    17 Nov 2003

    United States
    Smoking marijuana doesn't lead to violent crime, but it may lead to more arrests of stoned criminals who engage in acts of violence, two economists say.

    Rosalie Liccardo Pacula of Rand and Harvard University graduate student Beau Kilmer found that criminals under the influence of marijuana were more likely to get caught, thought pot smokers apparently were no more likely to commit a violent crime in the first place. ( But watch out for alcohol abusers, Pacula said: People under the influence of booze were more likely to commit violent crimes than people who hadn't been drinking ).

    Pacula and Kilmer also found a positive correlation between marijuana use and arrests for property and other "income producing" offenses such as robbery and prostitution, which could either be explained by the notion that people are more likely to commit nonviolent crimes under the influence or, again, because they are more likely to be get arrested, Pacula said.

    Their findings were based on a detailed analysis of national survey data collected from arrestees and FBI crime reports. The results appear in a working paper published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

    MAP posted-by: Jackl
    Pubdate: Mon, 17 Nov 2003
    Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
    Page: A4
    Copyright: 2003 Hearst Communications Inc.
    Note: SF Chronicle Wire Services cited as source
    Bookmark: (Cannabis)
  2. So..... basically she's saying "Pot doesn't make a person violent. I makes a person a thief and a pimp."


    Oh if only you could hear the way i laughed then.

    What an idiot.

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