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Want to fight crime? Plant some flowers with your neighbor. | Public Radio International

Many of the once-thriving working-class neighborhoods of Flint, Mich., have been largely abandoned.

Many of the once-thriving working-class neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan, have been largely abandoned. Credit: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Over time, community members reported fewer mental health problems, said they’d been victims of crime less often, and felt less afraid. That’s probably because crime did go down along the University Avenue Corridor: According to the coalition’s latest report, assaults decreased 54 percent, robberies 83 percent and burglaries 76 percent between 2013 and 2018.

Source: Want to fight crime? Plant some flowers with your neighbor. | Public Radio International