Brown University: Overdose Prevention Sites Not Associated With Increase in Crime, According to Study

An analysis co-led by a Brown public health researcher found that the nation’s first two government-sanctioned overdose prevention centers – operated by OnPoint NYC – were not associated with significant changes in crime.

When the researchers compared syringe service programs in New York City with two programs that were recently sanctioned by city officials to offer supervised drug consumption, they found no significant increases in crimes recorded by the police or calls for emergency service in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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