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Fix up your broken windows

In his book “The Tipping Point”, Malcolm Gladwell describes the “broken window theory” of crime reduction. Broken window theory basically states that wherever there is a broken window, criminals are more likely to swoop in on that area to cause more damage to property, tag with graffiti and continue to trash the place. The council of New York tested this theory by fixing up the broken windows, and painting over the graffiti, to make it a nicer place to live…

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