Street Lighting in Stoke-on-Trent (England)

This is a program that upgrades street lighting on residential roads and footpaths to decrease crime and fear of crime. The program is rated Effective. In the experimental area, the prevalence of crime decreased by 26 percent; the incidence of crime decreased by 43 percent; and vicarious crime experiences decreased significantly in the experimental area. Both prevalence and incidence of crime decreased in adjacent areas, indicating a diffusion effect. The study found no evidence of displacement. Sourced from

Federal Sponsor Agency: NIJ, OJP


Publication Date: June 2011

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