[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]
From Jon Anderson: Back in May, I wrote a pair of posts covering high-rise and citywide crime. We are faced with a never-ending, fear inducing news cycle that wants to paint crime as being rampant. What I found is that it’s not … by a long shot. Since then, I’ve continued reading and found a BBC report that wonders if the abolishment of lead in gasoline was tied to reduced crime (and it’s increase in the first place). It’s a fascinating lens through which to re-read my columns on crime.
“The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague” – Napoleon
“The infectiousness of crime reporting is like that of the plague” – Me
Crime or rather the perception of crime is of importance to all homebuyers and tenants. Earlier this week, I wrote about crime and security in high-rises. To ensure the rest of you don’t feel left out, here’s the bigger picture … and if surveys are right, the majority of you are about to be surprised.