In 2013, East Liberty Development, Inc. (ELDI) commissioned a crime study analysis to examine the linkages between lowered crime rates, increased property values and initiatives of ELDI. Numeritics, a Pittsburgh-based consulting practice, completed the analysis and offered insights to explain ELDI’s role in these developments.

Now, as East Liberty’s revitalization is increasingly in the spotlight, we wanted to take a closer look at the renewal and re-examine the causes behind it. In a series of white papers, Numeritics will revisit their findings and expound further, revealing the groundwork that lies underneath East Liberty’s current revival.

Today, our series continues with the second white paper, East Liberty’s Revitalization: Crime Reduction Strategy. In this paper, we examine East Liberty’s revitalization from a theoretical standpoint, using contemporary academic theories in criminology as a framework to help explain why ELDI’s efforts have been successful.

Read the second paper here: East Liberty Revitalization- Crime Reduction Strategy.pdf and stay tuned in the coming weeks for the rest of the series.