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Oakland’s latest anti-crime strategy—LED street lights

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Photo of a residential street at night with a bright streetlight in the center.Will better street lights help curb crime in Oakland? Or will they help criminals see better? The city has embarked on a nearly $15 million project to replace all of the city’s 30,000-plus street lights with new LED bulbs. It’s a good deal environmentally and fiscally, with the energy savings alone covering the cost. But an anti-crime strategy? Chronicle$ writes about it.


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