Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Clean Warehouse Saves You Money

Who knew that something as simple as keeping a neighborhood clean could lead to a reduction in violent crime?

The Broken Windows Theory is discussed at length in Malcolm Gladwell’s bestselling book, “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.” Based on an article originally published in The Atlantic Monthly back in 1982, the Broken Windows Theory examines how something as simple as removing graffiti and fixing smashed windows in urban public housing projects can dramatically reduce the crime rate in the area. Not just small petty crimes, but larger, more violent ones as well.

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