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    This work examines the hypothesized positive relationship between casinos and local crime rates. Analysis of reported crime data for 173 residential colleges and universities in four Midwestern states suggests that robberies and motor vehicle thefts, but not burglaries, are significantly higher in number for campuses located within 10 miles of a casino.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (July)
    Pages: 31-33

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:31-33

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    Keywords: Casinos Problem gambling Property crimes Campus safety;

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