Study Finds Neighborhoods With Dogs Are Safer

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There are numerous benefits to owning a dog that are backed by science. For example, studies show being a pup parent can improve mental well-being, decrease the risk of cardiovascular problems, increase physical activity and even make you more attractive to others.

In addition, research now shows that entire neighborhoods are actually safer when they contain canine companions. A new study from researchers at Ohio State University discovered that communities with higher dog ownership tend to experience lower rates of homicide, robbery and aggravated assaults compared to areas with fewer dogs, at least when neighbors also trusted one another.

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