Crime

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Transit Stations May Actually Cut Down on Crime

Opponents say stations bring an unsavory element to a neighborhood. But according to a new study, that's just not the case

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Where Does Crime Go After Public Housing Projects Are Demolished?

Researchers track the diffusion of crime over time to see what happens when dysfunctional housing projects are at last replaced

Ruth Samuelson

Hopeful Footsteps in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico

Cutting of the neighborhood's main streets to vehicular traffic has helped reduce crime

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The Challenge of Replacing Organized Crime with Governance

Governments are struggling to move into gang-dominated slums in the cities of Latin America

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Why City Governments Love Crime Cameras

Officials in Wilkes-Barre say their $3 million surveillance system was worth every penny. Then again, they didn't have to pay for it

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Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

Keith Bacongco

Honduran Commuters Hurt by Rule to Prevent Drive-By Shootings

Temporary ban on motorcycle passengers will harm mobility in Honduras

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The Problem With City Crime Rankings

Lists of the most dangerous cities don't actually tell us anything about those cities

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The People and Places Behind England’s Summer Riots

A new report examines social and physical factors behind August's violent protests

Matt Stroud

Why I Love (and Sometimes Hate) My City: Sala Udin on Pittsburgh

The former city councilman has worked for decades to revitalize one of Pittsburgh's most dangerous and deteriorated neighborhoods.

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Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence

A 10-year effort to reclaim vacant lots in Philadelphia yields positive results

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How the Plummeting Price of Cocaine Fueled the Nationwide Drop in Violent Crime

Competition in the illicit drug trade and reduced incentives for small-time dealers all coincided with this dramatic shift in U.S. cities

Gavin St. Ours

Prison Time for the Austin Tire Slasher

Police lock up perpetrator of hundreds, maybe thousands, of flat tires

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When Mass Transit Riders Attack

Abuse of transit workers by passengers is rising in many cities - do service cuts and fare hikes play a factor?

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Do Poor People Make Neighborhoods Less Safe?

Not according to a new study - they just move to places where crime is already on the rise

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Crime, Congestion, and Corruption Frame Mayoral Race in Bogota

With the current mayor in jail, a transit-building former mayor is among the election's front-runners

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The Trouble With Youth Curfews

Rules targeting youths often don't produce public safety results

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Privatizing Police Work

A Minnesota town hires a private security firm to handle its police work

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Mapping Where Crimes Are Likely to Occur, Before They Happen

Santa Cruz is testing a new system that attempts to predict likely locations of future crimes