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Public Safety Brief: Housing and Public Safety

Some studies found that substandard housing—particularly where exposure to lead hazards is more likely to occur—is associated with higher violent crime rates. Studies have shown that exposure to lead--associated with older, deteriorated and lower-quality housing--can result in increased delinquency, violence and crime.


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Keywords: Brief, Criminal Justice, Fiscal Policy, Housing, Public Safety

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