We always see people blaming violent games for crimes in the city. And of course, we have people saying otherwise. Jack Thompson would just go screaming that violent games are bad for the society but are they really that bad?
Since Doom was released in 1993, violent crimes in the United States have to 40% of what they used to be. Coincidence? Possibly, yes. However, the year Quake and Duke Nukem 3D were released, violent crimes fell by 4%, and a further 2% when Grand Theft Auto was released.
Of course, merely quoting some statistics is not going to convince anyone. But let us be reminded once again that there is no conclusive statistics to point violent games lead to more crimes. Perhaps we should look into other ways to dealing with city crimes and stop blaming the bloody (no puns intended) violent games.
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