Crime

As people and jobs stream into the district, downtown's long-simmering problems butt up against vigorous urban renewal. Crime is up, but so are property values.
Sep 23, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Homicides are decreasing nationwide, but a federal study reveals that the rate has decreased about 17% in cities and increased by the same rate in suburbs. Two WSJ reporters look behind the numbers for the causes with a focus on Atlanta's suburbs.
Jan 2, 2013   Wall Street Journal
The <em>Economist</em> examines how London's inner city neighborhoods are well past an inflection point in crime rates. In many cases inner city neighborhoods are now safer than suburban neighborhoods and the trend is set to continue.
Oct 20, 2012   The Economist
Planted to solve a perceived food desert problem, urban gardens are harvesting more than just fresh, nutritious food. Neighborhoods surrounding gardens are seeing surprising declines in violent crime.
Aug 3, 2012   Mother Jones
A new study published in the June issue of <em>Landscape and Urban Planning</em> intends to settle once and for all the debate about whether urban trees provide a deterrent or inducement for crime, writes Eric Jaffe.
May 30, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
A rising tide of hostility along Venice's famous boardwalk has prompted residents to call on the LAPD for help, Martha Groves reports.
Apr 16, 2012   Los Angeles Times
The American Society of Landscape Architects examines the implications of squeezing teens out of the public sphere.
Mar 4, 2012   THE DIRT
Environmental criminology may not be the most well-known field, but in this profile of Nikki Filipuzzi and her work throughout Calgary, Tamara Gignac shows how even the right amounts of shrubbery and light can make the city safer.
Nov 2, 2011   The Vancouver Sun
While many stories have been written about Detroit's turnaround, it took the top spot on Forbes list of most dangerous cities. Detroit had 1,111 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents, which included 345 murders, writes John Giuffo.
Oct 5, 2011   Forbes
An unconventional outdoor spaces has helped transform a small part of a problem-riddled San Francisco neighborhood.
Aug 18, 2011   Next American City
Crime in urban areas is on the decline. Some attribute the drop to increases in the amount of people returning to city centers.
Aug 17, 2011   Governing