New paper is out, on economic effects on cities of an improved public safety environment - http://ibm.co/Ue4uBG - Accelerating economic growth and vitality
through smarter public safety management.
Good discussion on this with, among others, Chief Cathy Lanier of Washington DC Metro Police Department. More like her, please.
Main points of the thesis:
Public safety matters for economic growth and vitality
Crime creates a significant drag on growth
Improving public safety reduces costs and makes locations more attractive for businesses
Greater public safety improves the attractiveness of communities
Better public safety fosters social interaction and trust, creating growth
What do you think?