Part of the gospel of liberal sociologists is that crime results from poor economic conditions. Apparently not, to judge by the FBI's new report on crime.
Violent crime dropped 6 percent last year - declining for the fourth year in a row. Property crime fell 2.7 percent - down for the eighth consecutive year.
All this happened during the so-called "Great Recession," when millions of Americans lost their jobs. Many of them should have been rioting in the streets, had the liberal link between crime and the economy been strong.
But just the opposite happened. Clearly, the overwhelming majority of Americans don't believe there is any excuse for crime. That is something to remember the next time a mob tries to take over the streets of a U.S. city.