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A new report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution has backed Councils reducing their street lighting.

On the argument that more street lighting means less crime the reprot expresses scepticism. It says the evidence cited for this is often where increased street lighting was brough in at the same time as other crime reduction measures (for instance removing graffiti) and that the reduction in crime was as great during day as night. It points to research by Paul Marchant casting doubt on the evidence that more lighting reduces crime.

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