Trying to Cut Crime in Public Housing by Making It More Livable []


New York City is the safest big city in the nation. Can it get even safer?

The city is betting it can, with a novel strategy that goes far beyond traditional crime-fighting.

The strategy, embodied in the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety, is being employed in 15 of the most dangerous public housing complexes in the city. The idea is to lower crime by making these neighborhoods better — places where residents live in well-maintained buildings, have necessary services, are engaged in civic life and can collaborate to solve problems.

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