The National Institute of Justice and the private sector of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx have cooperated in developing a downtown security program designed to reduce crime and the fear of crime.
A package of measures has produced both short-term and long-term benefits to the downtown areas. The measures include dense development; housing and mixed-use development; evening activities; major downtown events; foot patrol; the use of private security for certain tasks; downtown councils and associations; and cooperation among police, business, and policymakers. Another measure is the development of special assessment districts to generate additional funds for security.
Date Published: January 1, 1985