How much crime takes place there?
And is there the possibility that a $1 lightbulb costing pennies a day to light up could have prevented it — or at least, helped the police in their efforts to nab a suspect?
I think a night time lighting survey of the city’s high-crime areas may be in order.
Until then, I leave you with this, from the good folks at the Toronto Star:
The TPS also provides a handy primer on CPTED, one of the more progressive areas of policing. Winnipeg police have 2-3 CPTED experts on the service (last I checked in early 2009), but their skills and knowledge are seldom — if ever — talked about.
CPTED primer is here: cpted