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Monday, February 14, 2005

Winnipeg to Fight Crime With Art

The City of Winnipeg is getting ready to try a new strategy to fight crime:  public art.   The idea is to install sculptures and other works of art in high crime neighborhoods to make the streets more appealing to law-abiding citizens and drive out the "punks and vandals."   Story . . .  [Mark Godsey]

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It sounds more likely to give the vandals something to vandalize.

Posted by: markm | Feb 16, 2005 6:01:08 AM

Yeah, this solution seems short sighted.

However, it is an interesting method to deal with the "broken window" hypothesis.

I have an idea to keep crime down: more cops and harsher penalties. :)

Posted by: Phil Aldridge | Feb 16, 2005 11:03:40 AM

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