Derek Cohen en UC study finds higher minimum wage doesn't equal less crime <p>Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say increasing the minimum wage won't lower crime rates.</p><p>When debating the idea of raising the minimum wage, proponents sometimes suggest doing so will cause a decrease in crime. But the team at UC says that's just not the case.</p><p>The researchers compared violent and property crime rates in the US from 1977 to 2012 to states that follow the federal minimum wage rate and states with a higher rate.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:03:33 +0000 Tana Weingartner 19872 at