26 May '11, 10pm

Falling Crime Rates in Big Cities a Key to Sustainable Future...

Falling Crime Rates in Big Cities a Key to Sustainable Future...

US Crime Rates Hit Lowest Level in 40 Years We spill a lot of digital ink here on Treehugger insisting that dense, urban environments are crucial to the future of sustainable living. Lloyd has pointed out the numerous benefits to city living -- it's more efficient, less resource and energy intensive, and, since you're walking more, healthier as well . Moving to a city is one of the surest ways to reduce your carbon burden. But there's one key to unlocking all of the benefits on an even larger scale: People have to want to live in those cities. And in order for people to be attracted to city life, they have to perceive it as safe. Which is why the revelation that crime in cities has plummeted to the lowest levels in 40 years is some seriously good news for sustainability.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/falling-crime-rat...

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