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A Proactive Way to Address Loitering, Crime and Unhoused Populations in Retail Locations

November 29, 2023

When addressing concerns relating to homelessness, it’s generally considered critical that those engaging in these discussions take an approach rooted in empathy and understanding. After all, most of these individuals are regular citizens who have fallen on hard times — and with inflation recently reaching a historic 9.1%, it is not difficult to imagine why homelessness is becoming an epidemic that affects virtually every region in the United States.

Areas with a high population density, often large cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York City, have recently experienced an increase in homeless populations. These people in need are seeking shelter from the elements during the harsh seasons. More often than not, these individuals find refuge outside of retail stores and their surrounding areas. While their desire to stay in these areas is understandable, it is not a viable long-term solution for anyone involved.

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