Environment and behavior

  title={Environment and behavior},
  author={F. E. Kuo and W. Sullivan},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={2 - 2}
Although vegetation has been positively linked to fear of crime and crime in a number of settings, recent findings in urban residential areas have hinted at a possible negative relationship: Residents living in “greener” surroundings report lower levels of fear, fewer incivilities, and less aggressive and violent behavior. This study used police crime reports to examine the relationship between vegetation and crime in an inner-city neighborhood. Crime rates for 98 apartment buildings with… Expand

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