In sociology, there’s a school of thought that defines urban areas into circular zones. There’s the center-most, financial center of a city, then outwards from the center (much like rings on a tree) the zones are defined by the socio-economic status of the people who live there. Typically, the further […]
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Not only are empty homes left vacant by foreclosure or suspended construction vulnerable to theft, thieves are now targeting current home construction job sites in increasing numbers.
As we mentioned back in March, communities are increasingly facing the threats of crime due to the increased number of foreclosed homes which fall into disrepair and attract theft and squatters. The Atlanta police department has now setup a special vacant home burglary team. They are usually much to late […]
Interesting article from the Atlantic Monthly which speculates that the issues (mainly crime) that caused families to flee cities and urban areas in the 60’s and 70’s (also known as white flight) is now afflicting the suburbs which are no longer immune to vandalism, drug use, and theft.