flower-lined-london-street.jpgWhen a Tokyo neighborhood watch group found that there were fewer burglaries in buildings on flower-lined streets, one city official in decided to kick off Operation Flower and asked volunteers to plant seeds on side streets and in front of their homes.

The efforts, which also include added security cameras and volunteer patrols, have paid off, with the number of burglaries falling to 390 in 2008, down almost 80 percent from 2002.

(Continue reading in Reuters) 


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