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Gated communities don’t make us safer. So why do we buy into it?

Here’s an article I found on one person’s perspective on the correlation of gated communities and crime. The author states that there might actually be more crime in gated communities due to a false sense of security.

The truth is, most gated communities are not safer than their non-gated counterparts. As Officer Marcus Martin of the Las Vegas Metro Police Public Information Office points out, there’s a big difference between a gate that has guards and a gate that doesn’t. The former provides some protection, the latter doesn’t. Martin urges those who live behind gates without guards not to adopt a false sense of security. “We can never seem to make people diligent enough to lock their front doors,” he says. “A lot of home invasions begin with people just letting themselves in through unlocked doors.” Even those who live behind gates with guards should remain vigilant as many of these guards are untrained and poorly paid.

Also check out how HOAs formed back in the 60s.

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2010/dec/02/enemy-gate/

chris

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