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“If You Want to Weep for Your Children, Start Here” a weblog referring to a BBC report “Guerilla knitting in Leicester 'to reduce crime fear'”.
The weblog, by an American, quotes the BBC report where a senior lecturer in criminology at Northumbria University says “Hundreds of pom-poms and knitted items have been strung from trees and lampposts to help reduce the fear of crime in an area of Leicester.” And “As we all know more officers on the beat doesn’t actually have a massive impact on crime rates in [an] area.”
The Weblog added “What we really ‘all know’ via empirical testing in places like New York City is that the presence of more police officers on the streets, on foot, sent personal crime levels plummeting.”
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