08 Jul '11, 11pm

Cities safer than ever, and the more diverse the better: via @grist #urbanism #cities

Cities safer than ever, and the more diverse the better: via @grist #urbanism #cities

Cross-posted from the National Resources Defense Council . I wrote in May about a report by Richard Florida that city crime had dropped to its lowest rate in 40 years. Now there's more: Last week, Florida wrote another intriguing analysis of recent crime data for The Atlantic . Looking inside the numbers and at recent research, he shatters a number of popular myths: that crime is higher when economic times are hardest; that big cities and minority populations are incubators of crime; that immigration breeds crime. None of these myths are supported by recent facts, according to Florida. Here's some of his latest report: Almost three years into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, with massive unemployment and pessimism rife, America's crime rates are falling and no one -- not our pundits, policemen, or politicians, our professors or city planners -- can t...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-07-08-cities-safer-than-...

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