Yeah, I might have misunderstood a bit.<quoted text>
Pretty much what I said earlier--just in different words.
At the same time, there are times that an illustration comes in handy.
I used to have a link to crimes committed by children that went back a few hundred years in history and it was pretty shocking in that - it looks like children do these things on occasion - it doesn't really depend on a time period or era.
Much like serial killers, it's an aberrational behavior, not an increasing or decreasing trend.
Population increases make it appear as if "there are more now than there were then".
It might even be said that with crime detection methods and those involved sciences, there might well be */more crime detected\* now than before - when - the - population - was - less.
I doubt you could support that in a comparison, but you could pose that question or observation as a valid view.