Fighting crime? Plant more trees!

11 Jun

A study in the greater Baltimore region showed that “the more conservative spatially adjusted model indicated that a 10% increase in tree canopy was associated with a roughly 12% decrease in crime. When we broke down tree cover by public and private ownership for the spatial model, we found that the inverse relationship continued in both contexts, but the magnitude was 40% greater for public than for private lands.” Read more…

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One Response to “Fighting crime? Plant more trees!”

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