Does vegetation encourage or suppress urban crime? Evidence from Philadelphia, PA

Does vegetation encourage or suppress urban crime? Evidence from Philadelphia, PA Highlights ► Remotely sensed vegetation abundance has a negative association with crime. ► Violent crimes having the strongest negative association with vegetation. ► Vegetation reduces crime through increased public surveillance. ► Vegetation should be considered in urban crime prevention strategies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape and Urban Planning Elsevier

Does vegetation encourage or suppress urban crime? Evidence from Philadelphia, PA

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0169-2046
eISSN
1872-6062
DOI
10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.08.006
Publisher site
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Abstract

Highlights ► Remotely sensed vegetation abundance has a negative association with crime. ► Violent crimes having the strongest negative association with vegetation. ► Vegetation reduces crime through increased public surveillance. ► Vegetation should be considered in urban crime prevention strategies.

Journal

Landscape and Urban PlanningElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2012

References

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    Cozens, P.M.; Saville, G.; Hillier, D.
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    Lo, C.P.; Faber, B.J.
  • Property values, parks, and crime: A hedonic analysis in Baltimore, MD
    Troy, A.; Grove, J.M.
  • The relationship between tree canopy and crime rates across an urban–rural gradient in the greater Baltimore region
    Troy, A.; Grove, J.M.; O’Neil-Dunne, J.
  • Broken windows
    Wilson, J.Q.; Kelling, G.L.

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