Neighborhood institutions like coffee shops and bars can have a significant positive or negative impact on local crime rates.

Why is there more crime in some neighborhoods than others? While many investigations into the causes of crime tend to focus on individual motivation, new research from James Wo looks at the role of local institutions, such as shops, bars and nonprofits. He finds that these often relatively mundane institutions have meaningful consequences for neighborhood crime levels. While bars and … Continue reading Neighborhood institutions like coffee shops and bars can have a significant positive or negative impact on local crime rates.