Want to Prevent Crime? Apply Women and Children

Peter Vaernet, aka the "Mad Viking", transformed a pocket park known for drugs and violence into a safe, active place by bringing lots of women and children into the park.

According to Vaernet, "The criminals were too embarrassed to behave badly in front of women and children, he explained, so they went away."

Victory of the Mad Viking, San Francisco from Spots Unknown on Vimeo.

Full Story: How a "mad viking" saved a crime-ridden park in San Francisco

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