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boom

(Increase), noun acceleration, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, additament, addition, additory, advance, advancement, amplification, amplitude, appreciation, appurtenance, attachment, augment, boost, broadening, burgeoning, complement, deepening, development, distension, doubling, enhancement, enlargement, escalation, expansion, extension, gain, growth, heightening, hike, improvement, increasement, increasing, increment, intensification, interest, magnification, production, progress, progression, prolongation, protraction, raise, reinforcement, rise, spread, spreading, sprouting, strengthening, supplement, swell, swelling, upgrowth, upsurge

boom

(Prosperity), noun abundance, accomplishment, accumulation, achievement, acquisition, advance, affluence, aggrandizement, amelioration, amplitude, attainment, augmentation, auspiciousness, avails, booming economy, bountifulness, burgeoning, capital gains, copiousness, cornucopia, development, earnings, economic prosperity, escalation, excess, exorbitance, expansion, expediency, favorable trade balance, flourishing condition, gain, good fortune, great quantity, growth, impetus, improvement, increment, inflation, lucre, mutual profit, opulence, opulency, outgrowth, outpouring, plentifulness, plentitude, prevalence, production, profit, profit making, profluence, profluency, profusion, progress, progression, progressiveness, proliferation, prosperous issue, prosperous outcome, recovery, remuneration, revenue, richness, rissng prices, spiral inflation, superabundance, superfluity, thriving conditions, thriving economy, upgrading, upgrowth, upsurge, upward curve, upward trend, weal, wealth, welfare, well-being
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What if the decline in crime in the 1990s is not a response to the crime boomlet of the mid-1980s, but is rather a response to the major crime boom that began three decades earlier?
By looking mostly at the boomlet of the mid-1980s and the bust of the 1990s, the book's contributors effectively limit their discussion to the crack cocaine-youth-racial minority explanation for the crime bust.
The boomlet of the mid-1980s is even shorter if we require that every consecutive year show increased crime rates in order to qualify.