Crime Rates

The city of Philadelphia's Doors and Windows Ordinance applied the Broken Windows Theory to positive results.
Jul 22, 2015   Pacific Standard
A piece from Anchorage, Alaska discusses problems that can arise when planners don't address gender-based safety. Walkable, populated, well-lit streets and transit are the best remedy.
Apr 12, 2015   The Arctic Urbanophile
James Butts is committed to turning Inglewood around, with economic investment and property development now on the rise.
Nov 22, 2014   The Planning Report
While new data from the FBI shows that violent crime is on the rise across the U.S. after five years of large declines, John Roman and Laura Pacifici argue that the modest increases don't necessarily predict the reversal of long-term trends.
Jun 5, 2013   Urban Institute: MetroTrends Blog
Apologies for being a little late on this one, but apparently last Saturday was the fourth annual 'Take Our Children to the Park...and Leave Them There Day.' Sounds crazy right? Lenore Skenazy argues why it may be the smartest thing you do all week.
May 21, 2013   Slate
San Bernardino was the third city in California to file for bankruptcy last year. Within the past year it has descended from a model of crime reduction to a crime-plagued city.
Jan 24, 2013   The New York Times
For decades, researchers have hunted for an explanation for why big cities have been more prone to violent crime than small ones. A new hypothesis may offer a surprising answer, and prove that big cities aren't inherently much more dangerous.
Jan 11, 2013   Mother Jones