There's No Such Thing as a Dangerous Neighborhood

A new report form CityLab takes on the broken windows theory and stop-and-frisk practices, with evidence:

"If we recognize how violence actually transpires in our cities, we can reorient how we try to stop it. Less than 1 percent of the population is involved in groups connected to half of homicides and shootings—but there is, in fact, a far smaller number of people within those groups directly involved in committing that violence. We should direct public safety approaches at this tiny subset of the population, and recognize the concentration of trauma and violence around them."

Read the report: There's No Such Thing as a Dangerous Neighborhood

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