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RE: Trees and crime prevention

Subject: RE: Trees and crime prevention
From: Alastair Durkin
Date: Feb 09 2021 09:30:28
The problem with this sort of thing is that as we all know, correlation does 
not necessarily equate to causation. 

For example, the presence of more trees may indicate that an area is more 
affluent. You might then think that this would attract burglars etc, but not 
perhaps if the said affluent area was blessed with a higher level of police 
presence in order to protect the affluent voters. And, no doubt, higher 
levels of security for each home.

I think similar might be said for health benefits of trees, although this is 
more complicated, as no doubt there are tangible health benefits, but they 
are difficult to unpick from affluence and the different health outcomes that 
stem from that. I think maybe that’s what been holding that argument back all 
these years, the shear difficulty in unpicking what is truly causation.  

Alastair


-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Jerry Ross
Sent: 08 February 2021 17:58
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Trees and crime prevention

  -   Tree canopy cover was inversely associated with crime in New Haven, CT.
  -  A 10% increase in tree canopy was associated with a 15% decrease in 
violent crime.
  -  A 10% increase in tree canopy was associated with a 14% decrease in 
property crime.
  -  Results add to the body of evidence suggesting trees’ crime prevention 
potential.
 From Landscape & Urban Planning 143, Nov 2015:  Research Note: "Greater tree 
canopy cover is associated with lower rates of both violent and property 
crime in New Haven, CT", in Landscape and Urban Planning

" for every 10 percent increase in tree canopy cover, there was a 15 percent 
decrease in the violent crime, and a 14 percent fall in the property crime 
rate. "
see https://is.gd/rejWEL
"Can trees actually deter crime?"
See https://is.gd/a2WZHGsee also
https://depts.washington.edu/hhwb/Thm_Crime.html

and here's an interesting one - EAB increases crime rates!  "invasive tree 
pests may be associated with social costs worth considering when managing 
invasive species. By extension, healthy trees may provide significant social 
benefits."
see  https://is.gd/ClVNUi

and so on.


On 08/02/2021 15:02, Bill Anderson wrote:
If they want people to pay attention to them surely they should be free.....

As it happens, I was involved with a ludicrous case where the local 
constabulary's "Architectural Liaison Officer" wanted the back gardens 
of a number of properties to have no access. Presumably if there were 
no garden gates then the local ne'er-do-wells wouldn't be able to 
access said properties for whatever misdemeanours they might seek to 
commit. I was obliged to point out that as the said gardens would 
contain a number of protected trees then when the time came for tree 
works, all the equipment that might be needed would have to be carried 
through the houses, and furthermore, all the debris would have to be 
removed through the properties as well.

I've also lost count of the number of times I've been asked to remove 
trees because the Police have reasoned that trees provided cover for 
the breaking and entering fraternity. I've usually been asked to do 
this immediately after a burglary has been committed.

Trees and crime prevention might be a bit tricky.

Bill.



On Mon, 8 Feb 2021 at 13:59, Michael Richardson < 
richardsontreecare@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

All the ISO documents are pricey.

Michael Richardson B.Sc.F., BCMA
Ontario MTCU Qualified Arborist
Richardson Tree Care
Richardsontreecare.ca
613-475-2877
800-769-9183

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On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 8:50 AM Jerry Ross <trees@xxxxxxxxxx.co.uk> wrote:

it seems to be in Swiss Francsand it's almost as expensive as our BSI
documents:   chf118 = £95.65 for 23 pages.
That, while we're talking about crime, is daylight robbery!





On 08/02/2021 12:38, Michael Richardson wrote:
ISO 22341 <https://www.iso.org/standard/50078.html>, *Security and 
resilience – Protective security – Guidelines for crime prevention
through
environmental design **has just been published, it might be of 
interest
to
some**.*


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Michael Richardson B.Sc.F., BCMA
Ontario MTCU Qualified Arborist
Richardson Tree Care
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800-769-9183

    
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