Game Politics reports, "Forget the nonsense that says playing Counter-strike causes shooting rampages or firing up Bully leads to dishing out swirlies. When it comes to pop culture, iPods may be the real cause of crime.
At least, that's the conclusion of the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. As reported by the Associated Press:
'They argue that the tantalizing gadgets are perhaps the main reason U.S. violent crime rose in 2005 and 2006 after declining every year since 1991-although a close look at the findings suggests the hypothesis has holes.'"