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ROC signatory George Kelling’s “broken windows” policy implemented in Detroit

| July 29, 2013

The new “broken windows” policing policy in Detroit, developed in partnership with the Manhattan Institute, has demonstrated a double-digit reduction in crime in the first twelve months.

“In the 1980s, George Kelling, along with the late James Q. Wilson, developed an innovative order maintenance policy that came be to be known as “broken windows” policing, which ultimately led to radical crime reduction in New York City and Los Angeles. Broken-windows policing is now widely recognized as an effective approach to public safety, crime prevention, and crime intervention.”


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