Who can fix urban crime rates?

Urban street in New York City

In my last post, I wrote about how we may intuitively, but probably wrongly, assume that urban places are more dangerous than suburban places. At least one data set points the other way.

However, that data set was non-illness deaths. Deaths are certainly an indicator of personal safety, […]


Perceptions of urban risk

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge

Five years ago today, I was in New York City. I was in the midst of a ten-day trip to view ballgames in Major League ballparks that I hadn’t yet seen.

Before the trip was over, I saw games in Fenway Park, Shea Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Camden Yards, […]