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Upgrades to parks and public spaces are seen as a lasting legacy from a four-day conference.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 17, 2016

An upcoming World Bank report cites two cities in Colombia and one in Brazil as models for overcoming urban violence. 

September 15, 2016

A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports. 

September 8, 2016

Bus service in three areas was suspended after an attack last month in a café popular with foreigners, the Daily Star reports. 

August 17, 2016

The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports. 

July 18, 2016

A Mexican startup has teamed with LoJack on a fleet of unmanned aircraft that can augment law enforcement, Fusion.net reports. 

May 24, 2016

As murder rates fall, other cities are considering the controversial approach, the Washington Post reports. 

March 31, 2016
What began as a website where women could report incidents of sexual violence is now reaching for a deeper social impact.
Carlin Carr December 17, 2015

The African Forum for Urban Safety will address a rise in crime and violence that has accompanied the continent’s rapid urbanization, UN-Habitat announced.

December 7, 2015

Women’s safety concerns in urban areas are too often an afterthought, the Project for Public Spaces says.

December 1, 2015

The U. S. city saw dramatic drops in violent crime after introducing microphones that detect gunshots and other policing technology, Yahoo Tech reports. 

August 25, 2015

Richmond, Calif., dramatically lowered its homicide rate by paying violence-prone citizens a stipend to stay out of trouble, Mother Jones reports. 

August 5, 2015

The latest Global Peace Index from the Institute for Economics & Peace finds that urbanization can both enhance and undermine “peacefulness.” 

June 25, 2015

Anti-crime initiatives have failed to contain robberies and violence as Rio readies for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Reuters reports. 

June 25, 2015

A small Massachusetts city has pledged to help drug addicts recover without any threat of arrest, Governing reports. 

May 21, 2015

New York, Rio de Janeiro and other cities have turned themselves around and are much safer and more governable today, according to Foreign Affairs

March 9, 2015

The Japanese megacity receives top honors in the Economist’s annual global rankings of safe cities.

February 5, 2015

British Columbia’s largest city will provide heroin to severe addicts in a controlled environment in an effort to shelter them from crime and dirty needles, The Globe and Mail reports. 

December 9, 2014

Scott created a smartphone app that helps police analyze crime data in real time.

June 16, 2014

Chad launched a restaurant training program in Dallas for youth coming out of prison.

June 12, 2014

The South African city is safer due to upgrades that include well-lit walkways, community centers and sports facilities, according to The Dirt blog.

May 22, 2014
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