Navigating the wilderness, avoiding predators urban and rural | Washington Post

August 30, 2022
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On August 30, 2022, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Proximity to homicide exposure in Washington, D.C., 2021, was cited in a column in the Washington Post:

A report in June by the D.C. Policy Center noted that just being in proximity to repeated criminal acts can have a deleterious effect on mental and physical health. The study found that 80 percent of District residents lived within a half-mile of a homicide in 2021. However, in wealthy and predominantly White Ward 3, there were only two homicides, and no one lived within a half-mile of either killing.

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Related: Proximity to homicide exposure in Washington, D.C., 2021 | D.C. Policy Center

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