“Last year, everyday patterns of life broke down. Schools shut down. Young people were on their own. There was a widespread sense of a crisis and a surge in gun ownership. People stopped making their way to institutions that they know and where they spend their time. That type of destabilization is what creates the conditions for violence to emerge.” The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson with a very interesting interview about the very complex process of examining why crime rises and falls. Why America’s Great Crime Decline Is Over.