Broken Windows Theory

July 22, 2015, 1pm PDT
The city of Philadelphia's Doors and Windows Ordinance applied the Broken Windows Theory to positive results.
Pacific Standard
November 20, 2013, 5am PST
The "Broken Windows" theory of policing - targeting minor crimes to reduce major ones - has been credited with helping to bring down violent crime rates in several cities. Could such an approach reduce traffic violence?
STREETSBLOG.ORG
March 26, 2012, 1pm PDT
Adam Davies writes about the results of an experimental policing project in the Netherlands that seems to demonstrate that improvements to the pedestrian environment have reduced crime in Rotterdam.
Walkonomics
September 21, 2009, 8am PDT
The Broken Windows theory suggests that a high concentration of small, petty crimes leads to a higher incidence of bigger, nastier crimes. Some European cities run counter to that premise, according to this piece from <em>Next American City</em>.
Next American City