Small-City Crime: Is Section 8 to Blame?

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Some critics of the controversial federal housing assistance program cite it as a direct cause of high crime rates in small cities, but the data's not so clear-cut. 30-Second Summary In this month's Atlantic magazine , journalist Hanna Rosin explores a recent trend of crime in large cities tapering off while crime in medium-sized cities climbed as ... Full Story
Patrick

Davenport, IA

#1 Jan 1, 2010
As has been pointed out many times, Section 8 has become the big cities' methodology of turning their vertical low-income housing problem into a small city horizontal housing problem.
Laura

Houston, TX

#2 Jul 12, 2011
I KNOW that low income Federal Housing does INDEED, increase crime. I have LIVED it. I have moved twice, and it looks like I may have to move one more time. Eace time it was a predominately White city. Low crime, great schools. The quality of life was excellent. When they start moving the inner city into the White suburbs, burglary, robberies, and even violent crime increased SIGNIFICANTLY. There was also significant more drug traffic.

You can take the person out of the inner city squaller, but you can't always take the inner city squaller out of the person. Sorry
felix

York, PA

#3 Jul 12, 2011
Honestly, it sure as h*ll does not help, btw generational food stamps & welfare abusers don't help alot either!

Since: Sep 08

Carlisle PA

#4 Jul 13, 2011
It's not the housing, it's the type of people that rely on the housing.
Don

Washington, DC

#5 Jul 13, 2011
HyperU2 wrote:
It's not the housing, it's the type of people that rely on the housing.
Exactly..And those few bad types that screw it up for those who really need it.

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