It's stuff like this that convinces me that I'm much too intelligent to ever become an editorial writer. From the Chicago Tribune:
No one theory explains why crime rates have declined in Illinois and around the country since the early 1990s. A decline in drug and alcohol abuse has been a welcome contributor. Community policing has been effective in many places. Crime tends to be an occupation of the young, but the population is aging. More people have been locked up and kept off the streets. The economy has been strong, unemployment low.
What's harder to explain is why, though crime has fallen so sharply, prison admissions have continued to rise.
Let's try to put this phenomenon in a context journalists nowadays will recognize:
"What's harder to explain is why, though newspaper circulation has fallen, there are more unemployed journalists."
Figure it out, geniuses.