The End is Nigh for Game-Blamed Violence

September 15, 2009Written by Dan Massi


Jack Thompson isn’t going to like this. The man that has continually blamed Grand Theft Auto titles being involved in some cases of murder. He also expresses that video games are used for murder simulators. Now, a new study sticks it to him.

In a recent study, it was found that murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, car theft, and arson dropped in a combined percentage of 24%. However, what does that mean for certain gamers like us, Kotaku asks?

Simply put, video games have been increasing dramatically since 2006. While estimated violent crimes have been a steady rate, below the sales of video games. These numbers are pulled from both the NPD and FBI, and are meant to only show changes over time.