A gallery named Sue

The Safest Neighborhood

The Safest Neighborhood focuses on houses in suburban areas dealing with light pollution. - Because people commonly associate darkness with higher crime rates, they believe that night lighting deters crime. Increasing security lighting is often the first response to a crime, even though most crimes occur during the day. A Department of Justice report on the relationship between night lighting and crime found that there was no significant evidence that lighting affected levels of crime. However, increased lighting did appear to decrease the fear of crime. Excerpt from ‘Environmental consequences of night lighting’

By Daniel J. Rozell