The contrast in crime trends between U.S. and Northern Mexican cities is striking but instructive. Lethal violence is down by four-fifths in New York City, yet it has increased to epidemic proportions in some Mexican border cities. Can New York’s emphasis on priorities and “hot spots” help frame anti-violence policy in Mexico? Professor Zimring draws on his New York research to address this question.
Franklin Zimring is the Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar at Berkeley Law School. Oxford will publish his book, The City That Became Safe: What New York Teaches about Urban Crime and Its Control,in November.