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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

James Kanan (Director), Douglas Smith, Pavel Vasiliev

Degree Program

Department of Sociology

Degree Type

Master of Science


This study examines the relationships between a blight abatement CPTED project and the total, violent, and property crime rate in Philadelphia from 2000-2019. After controlling for certain demographics (population, median household income, median age of population, poverty level, and unemployment rate) as well as the national crime rate, no statistically significant relationship was found between the CPTED project and the crime rates with the data and measurements available to the researcher.


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