Beyond Broken Windows: What Really Drives Urban Crime – CityLab

The premise of this article illustrates hot people and crime. It talks about hot people but I’m sure that these serious crimes occur in only a small percentage of city PLACES which generates the majority of crime.

KEEP in mind that .6% of a City of 258,612 people is 1552 SERIOUS offenders. That is not an insignificant number.

Maybe the perception of a dangerous neighborhood is because a part of the city has a concentration of the 1552 people.

OR maybe the 1552 people are distributed throughout the city creating 5 really bad people in each neighborhood.

Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population. So why are we still criminalizing whole areas?
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