JAMA Network: Overdose Prevention Centers, Crime, and Disorder in New York City

This study sought to identify whether opening the first 2 government-sanctioned OPCs in the US was associated with changes in crime and disorder – and found no significant increases in crimes recorded by the police or calls for emergency service in NYC neighborhoods where 2 OPCs were located. These findings suggest that concerns about crime and disorder remain substantial barriers to the expansion of OPCs in US cities, and initial data from NYC do not support these concerns.

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