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6.03 Leisure activities reduce crime and social dysfunction – decreasing police, justice, and incarceration costs. (recreation, arts, culture, sport)

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  2. [English] The evidence base for arts and culture policy: A brief review of selected recent literature
    2008 - Canada

    "Studies show that the use of arts can cause positive physiological and psychological changes in clinical outcomes; reduce drug consumption; reduce length of stay in hospital; increase job...

  3. [English] Measuring the economic and social impact of the arts: a review
    2002 - England

    In the U.K. creative industries now account for over 5% of the Gross Domestic Product and employ around 1.3 million people.

  4. [English] The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

  5. [English] Physical Activity: Health benefits and costs to health care system
    2004 - Canada

    “Current estimates place the cost of physical inactivity in Canada at 5.3 billion and the cost of obesity in Canada at $4.3 billion in health care expenditures." " If Canadians were to become more...

  6. [English] Her life depends on it:  Sport, physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls
    2004 - USA

    Sport and physical activity provide conditions that help to assure girls’ health and well-being, including  reducing the risk of breast cancer, smoking, drug use, depression, suicide and sexual...

  7. [English] Mapping the public life of the arts in America
    1999 - USA

     The nonprofit arts industry in the United States generates $36.8 billion in economic activity annually, supports 1.3 million jobs and returns $3.4 billion in federal income taxes.
     

  8. [English] Measuring the Economic Value of a City Park System
    2009 - USA

    Parks have a positive impact on nearby residential property values Parks play a major role in a city’s tourism economy.   While city parks provide much indirect benefit, they also provide huge...

  9. [English] Physical Training as a Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention for Youth.
    2000 - USA

    Increased fitness leads to lowered risk factors and usage patterns in youth.

  10. [English] The Effect of Trees on Crime in Portland, Oregon
    2010 - USA

    The authors speculate that trees may reduce crime by signaling to potential criminals that a house is better cared for and, therefore, subject to more effective authority than a comparable house...

  11. [English] A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of Health, Safety, and Greening Vacant Urban Space
    2011 - USA

    Greening vacant lots was “associated with consistent reductions in gun assaults” across the entire city. In some parts of the city, the greened lots were also associated with consistent reductions...

  12. [English] The therapeutic benefits of sport in the rehabilitation of young sexual offenders
    2013 - South Africa

    Sport can address relevant psychosocial issues for young sexual offenders. Contact sports, with appropriate guidance, can be cathartic for participants. Male sports coaches can play a paternal role...

  13. [English] How Much Value Does the City of Philadelphia Receive from its Park and Recreation System?
    2008 - USA

    Philadelphia's parks and programs provide direct income to the city’s treasury, bolster the collective wealth of Philadelphians, provide direct savings to residents, and provide environmental...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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