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According to a new study from Temple University, well maintained green spaces can decrease urban crime: Temple professor Jeremy Mennis found that areas of Philadelphia with more greenery experienced lower crime rates. The study explains that this is because of "the calming impact that vegetated landscapes may impart, thus reducing psychological precursors to violent acts." []

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