Case study 1 - blue street lighting in Glasgow, Scotland

During 1999, blue street lights were were installed on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Scotland to improve the appearance of the city. This cosmetic change of lighting has surprisingly reduced the crime rate significantly.

The following statistics on a public website :(, has been provided by Sergeant Susan McGinlay from the Force Disclosure Unit, Strathclyde Police:

From the statistics, it's apparent that not all crimes were reduced, but theft, vandalism, possession of knives, and drug related crimes were all reduced. Let's look at potential reasons why these ...

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