Bad policy causes increase in crime
Yes. Not just a decrease in street lighting but decreased funding for after-school programs. When young people have nothing to do and no supervision they end up in trouble.
I think it does — especially the lighting issue. When you can’t see who’s committing the crime, how are you going to file a police report? I’ve experienced it. I was going home. The street lights on my block were out. A guy smacked me with a brick, knocked me down. It was dark, I couldn’t see him. I could only feel someone going through my pockets.
The education system does not do a good job of socializing students. And that’s because the extra curricular activities have been shut down. There’s only sports and not everyone is an athlete.