Crime prevention

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How Getting Rid of Parking Can Drive Away Drug Dealers

A lack of cars makes it harder to hide bad behavior.

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This Alarm Calls Your Phone if Somebody Touches Your Bike

The Bluetooth device also sends alerts to other people near the presumed bicycle thief.

Courtesy of Justice for Families

A New Way of Understanding 'Eyes on the Street'

Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.

John Bamber

The Streetlight of the Future Will Do So Much More Than Light Your Street

It could also catch criminals, broadcast WiFi and... detect meth labs?

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Pink Lights, Talking Cameras, and High-Pitched Squeals: The World's Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies

Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

Baltimore City Health Department

Fighting Crime With Former Criminals

Baltimore's program to mediate disagreements between gang members successfully prevents homicides