Security lights – do we need them?

There has been an ongoing debate on whether lighting really does keep crime at bay. Most people believe it does, but over the years, some have suggested that it does not make much of a difference.

Well, a new US study has shown an expected and dramatically significant correlation between lighting and crime, especially at night.

The New York City research – which was done in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the New York City Police Department and the New York City Housing Authority - has concluded that increased levels of lighting led to a 7 percent overall reduction in so-called index crimes – a subset of offences that includes murder and robbery, as well as certain property crimes.

The study also found that night-time lighting, specifically, cut crime by as much as 39 percent.

With this new evidence that extra lighting can indeed be an effective crime deterrent, it is probably a good idea to invest in reliable

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