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Re: It seems like every day you turn on the local news and you hear about [#permalink]
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It seems like every day you turn on the local news and you hear about someone being murdered in our city. It is really frightening. I am not sure I want to live somewhere so violent, and crime is clearly going up here. Otherwise the news shows wouldn't have so many murders to report.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument above?

A Federal statistics show that crime in the city has dropped by 2% over the last year. Difficult to conclude from %age. We can check more better option.

B Local groups have encouraged the media to do more reporting on crimes committed against minorities in the city. Out of scope

C Studies have shown that as crime rates decrease in a city, media coverage of violent crime often increases, giving a false impression of more crime. Bang On

D The speaker watches three different newscasts every day. Out of scope

E Federal statistics show that the crime rate in the city has remained steady. Not a good option as (A) says something else.

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Hence (C)

Though (A) and (E) do not seem great.
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C isn't right. It says that if crime rate reduces, coverage increases. There could be many other things that can lead to increased coverage. Hence we can't conclude from this that crime is reducing.

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darshak1 A weaken doesn't have to establish the opposite of the conclusion. It just has to make the conclusion at least somewhat less likely. Answer C takes a very common route--it provides an alternative explanation (reduced crime leads to increased reporting) to explain the ideas in the premises. This make the existing conclusion (crime must be going up) less likely.
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