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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 16 entries
  2. 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...

  3. Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  4. Economic Values of Metro Nature Health Benefits
    2015 - USA

    This article estimates the potential annual economic values of a set of urban nature benefits associated with epidemiology and public health  to range between $2.7 and $6.8 billion annually (USA). ...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Physical Training as a Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention for Youth.
    2000 - USA

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

  12. Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  13. 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...

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