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VCU researcher: Property tax delinquency a strong predictor of neighborhood violence

Professor Samuel West conducted the research at Virginia Commonwealth University. He’s now a professor at Virginia State University. (Credit: Samuel West)

A recent study found that negligent landlords are a significant predictor of violence in Richmond neighborhoods.

Caitlin Pierce has more on the research and how it might be used in other areas struggling to reverse trends of increasing violence.


 2022-09-28  n/a