Quote:Councils who switched off street lights to save money in the recession are reporting that crime has gone down.
We knew that switching off lights would save money and carbon emissions and give us a better view of the night sky. What is now being demonstrated is that it can reduce crime, too. We are witnessing the death of the idea that light makes us safe. It had made Britain one of the brightest places on the planet at night-time when viewed from space.
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Quote:Are thieves afraid of the dark or what?
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Quote:......The dark has a psychological effect, which is one of the reasons us silly humans want things so bright in the first place. The fear of the unknown. ......
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Quote:To me, darkness is natures way of telling you the day is done...its now time to relax, enjoy the stars coming out, and then sleep.
Quote:No pay wallhttp://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/10/08/shropshire-street-lighting-swit...Are thieves afraid of the dark or what?
Quote:When the criminals fear what else may be lurking in the dark with them, how can crime not go down? Many of them probably couldn't see well at night to begin with. Taras
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Quote:Quote:When the criminals fear what else may be lurking in the dark with them, how can crime not go down? Many of them probably couldn't see well at night to begin with.Taras In my area some of the surprises you might find in the dark are: skunks,coyotes,cats.dogs,odd lawn ornaments and rocks,barb-wire fences,...Actually most homes are burglarized during the day when residents are gone to work.Home invasion typically target people known or thought to have cash,drugs,or guns;criminals want those three things. Best not to tell everyone how many pain pills any family member needs from the doctor,or flash cash, or brag about gun or art collections.
Quote:When the criminals fear what else may be lurking in the dark with them, how can crime not go down? Many of them probably couldn't see well at night to begin with.Taras
Quote:Brighter lights do not deter crimes as the brighter lit communities still have high crime rates.
Honestly, we need to pt far harsher penalties for crimes. his would be a far better deterrent than installing brighter lights. This may sound extreme, but imagine the punishment for stealing was say, a finger cut for every time they are convicted of stealing, that would be a deterrent. Its sounds barbaric, but its the only effective solution for the present crime situation.
Honestly, if they don't want that kind of punishment then don't steal.
Quote:I think we have now wandered far from the topic of "reducing lighting ...". I'm not sure how this go to amputations
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Quote: I am still afraid that only economics will put an end to bad lighting practices.
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