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Why living in an area with more businesses and denser housing might help keep you safer on the street

Twinam, Tate (2018) Why living in an area with more businesses and denser housing might help keep you safer on the street. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Recent decades have seen two important trends in America's cities: a return of young professionals to previously neglected urban cores, and a dramatic decline in violent crime. In new research, which explores these patterns, Tate Twinam examines the link between crime and the density of land use in Chicago. He finds that in residential areas that also contain shops and other businesses, the denser the housing, the lower the rate of robberies and street assaults.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/06/08/why-li...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Collections > United States Collection
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 10:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90710

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