The Spatial Aspects of Crime
AbstractThis Paper aims to explain the spatial variations of crime, both between and within cities. Two types of mechanisms are put forward: social interactions that stipulate that an individual is more likely to commit crime if his peers commit than if they do not commit crime; and distance to jobs that indicates that remote residential location induces individuals to commit more crime. Both mechanisms are shown to have strong empirical support.
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