Here's an interesting one ...
Dog park plan has bark, and bite
Dog park advocates are trying to encourage support for the dog park by suggesting that it will reduce crime. Basically, they are looking for the dog park people to be like CrimeStoppers. Check out the below snippets from the article below:
City police, who have long urged dog owners to keep a lookout for crime on their daily walks, like the idea of more positive presence on the streets.
“It’s an effective tool,’’ said Boston police Superintendent William B. Evans, who heads the department’s bureau of field services. “People with dogs who are out in the neighborhood - that’s more eyes and ears for us.’’
“Certainly one of the most appealing aspects of a dog park’’ is the anticrime component, he said. “It’s going to help clean up the neighborhood, and you might not have a lot of people loitering or late night cruising.’’
It would be interesting to see if the dog park actually did help deter crime. I doubt it somewhat and personally, I wouldn't want to go to a dog park where people are routinely stabbed to death BUT that's just my opinion.