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Identifies an easily-implemented green strategy that can reduce property crimes, violent crime, and total crimes. Suggests and supports the possibility that in barren inner-city neighborhoods, planting a few trees may work to inhibit crime, creating safer neighborhoods for poor families and their children.

Landscape and Human Health Laboratory, Dr. Frances Ming Kuo, Director

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This report and companion publications suggest that "greener" surroundings may lower residents' fear levels, as well as generate fewer incivilities, less violent behavior, and fewer reported crimes.

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