Marijuana became legal in Colorado near the turn of the year, and many naysayers feared the world was going to go to pot (yes, I said it!) thanks to this drastic reform. However, they may have been wrong… According to RT, crime has decreased by "significant margins" since marijuana was legalized.
- Overall property crime in Denver has decreased by 14.6% since the same time the previous year
- Homicide rates in the city fell by 66.7%
- Robberies decreased by 7%