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When walking home at night, chances are you’re going to stick to well-lit streets and pathways. Lighted pathways don’t just make you feel safer, they are safer, right? Turns out, there’s not much evidence to prove that lit paths are actually the safer option. Some studies have found that there is a link between more lighting and reduced crime, but when lights were installed, there was less crime during the day as well, so lighting may not have been the only factor. Other studies have shown that when lights are dimmed or turned off, there is no increase in crime.