Community Development that Fights Crime
A successful crime requires, at minimum, three things: an offender, a victim and a suitable location. Residents in high-crime neighborhoods often complain that the police aren’t doing enough. But by themselves, the police can only affect one point on the “crime triangle,” and that’s the offender, explained Julia Ryan, program director of the LISC Community Safety Initiative (CSI). Comprehensive community development, on the other hand, can impact all three.