Marc A Zimmerman

Professor, University of Michigan

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Want to Fight Crime? Plant Flowers With Your Neighbor

by Marc A Zimmerman 03-26-2018

Image via Rebecca Cook/Reuters

One likely reason that crime drops after joint neighborhood improvement projects is community engagement. Residents in the University Corridor intervention area reported participating more in neighborhood watches, block associations, and community events than in the area where residents didn’t undertake improvement projects.

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