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An upcoming World Bank report cites two cities in Colombia and one in Brazil as models for overcoming urban violence.
A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports.
Bus service in three areas was suspended after an attack last month in a café popular with foreigners, the Daily Star reports.
The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports.
A Mexican startup has teamed with LoJack on a fleet of unmanned aircraft that can augment law enforcement, Fusion.net reports.
As murder rates fall, other cities are considering the controversial approach, the Washington Post reports.
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.
Women’s safety concerns in urban areas are too often an afterthought, the Project for Public Spaces says.
The U. S. city saw dramatic drops in violent crime after introducing microphones that detect gunshots and other policing technology, Yahoo Tech reports.
Richmond, Calif., dramatically lowered its homicide rate by paying violence-prone citizens a stipend to stay out of trouble, Mother Jones reports.
The latest Global Peace Index from the Institute for Economics & Peace finds that urbanization can both enhance and undermine “peacefulness.”
Anti-crime initiatives have failed to contain robberies and violence as Rio readies for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Reuters reports.
A small Massachusetts city has pledged to help drug addicts recover without any threat of arrest, Governing reports.
New York, Rio de Janeiro and other cities have turned themselves around and are much safer and more governable today, according to Foreign Affairs.
The Japanese megacity receives top honors in the Economist’s annual global rankings of safe cities.
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.
Scott created a smartphone app that helps police analyze crime data in real time.
Chad launched a restaurant training program in Dallas for youth coming out of prison.
The South African city is safer due to upgrades that include well-lit walkways, community centers and sports facilities, according to The Dirt blog.