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I do think that transit does attract some nuisance crimes. For example, there can be a lot of car break-ins in transit parking lots - just as there are in any large parking lot, anywhere. And if you bring a ton more foot traffic to an area, yes there will be a small increase in crime.

BUT - crime is also affected by property values. If transit attracts a lot of new higher-income residents and shops oriented towards higher-income shoppers, then that presumably lowers crime too.

by Marc on Dec 30, 2012 10:50 am • linkreport

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