…e—in that sentence is that some of Berezow’s neighbors have been victims of or witnesses to crimes. Do they know that homeless camps are the cause of those crimes? Nope. But they “believe” it, which is apparently good enough for Berezow—who is, I would like to remind you, a science writer.
It’s incredibly naive to assume that if you encourage concentrated homelessness you’re not going to get crime. The homeless as a group are highly criminal. One of the main delusions of the left is that criminals just need more of our empathy and sympathy and they’ll stop being criminals. WRONG.