ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum: 4 Crime Rates

Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact examines widespread misconceptions related to higher-density development and seeks to dispel them with relevant facts and information.

Many residents say they chose higher density housing specifically because they felt more secure there; they feel safer because there are more people coming and going, making it more difficult for criminals to act without being discovered.

MYTH: Higher-density development leads to higher crime rates.

FACTS: Crime rates at higher-density developments are not significantly different from those at lower-density developments.