Foreclosures Lead to Increased Violent Crime? A Look at the Research Behind the
In my opinion, waiting for studies to tell us the obvious, then
"implementing analysis-driven responses" is the ultimate reactionary
The same thing that causes increased foreclosures -- a
disintegrating economy -- also causes an increase LOTS of other
things: violent crime, divorce rates, child abuse, addiction rates, domestic
violence, unemployment, property crime, mental illness, etc.
We're bombarded with study after statistics-laced study because somewhere
along the line, someone stands to make money if one domino falls a microsecond
We can't stop that, but meanwhile, we need to step back and forge a
more proactive path. You don't need to study the effect
of sugar on cherries to make a tasty pie.