Environment and Crime in the Inner City Does Vegetation Reduce Crime?

12-11-2012 15:47

Authors: E. Frances Kuo and C. William Sullivan
Year of Publication: 2001
Country of Study: USA

This article reports on research conducted by the authors in an inner-city neighborhood of Chicago to examine the relationship between crime and vegetation. The authors hypothesize that, contrary to traditional perception, vegetation, in particular high-canopy trees and grass, deters crime in poor inner-city neighborhoods and, specifically, that higher levels of vegetation will be associated with lower levels of property crimes, violent crimes and total crimes.

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  • Academy on Architecture for Justice
  • Crime
  • Crime Prevention
  • Executive Summaries
  • Landscape
  • Research
  • Vegetation

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