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Street Lights and Crime: A Seemingly Endless Debate

What if extra lights don't make us as safe as they make us feel?
relates to Street Lights and Crime: A Seemingly Endless Debate
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If you live in a city and walk alone at night, you probably prefer routes that are well-lit over ones that aren't. The same surely holds true even if you live in a more suburban area. Associating light with safety is one of those feelings that's so universal, I can almost hear the entire planet rolling its eyes in collective irritation right now. 

But what if extra lighting doesn't actually make us safer?