Crime and arrests: deterrence or resource reallocation?
AbstractWe use monthly time-series data for 20 large U.S. cities to test the deterrence hypothesis (arrests reduce crimes) and the resource reallocation hypothesis (arrests follow from an increase in crime). We find (1) weak support for the deterrence hypothesis, (2) much stronger support for the resource reallocation hypothesis, and (3) differences in city-level estimates suggest much heterogeneity in the crime and arrest relationship across regions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its series Working Papers with number 2010-011.
Date of creation: 2010
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- Thomas Garrett & Lesli Ott, 2011. "Crime and arrests: deterrence or resource reallocation?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(12), pages 1171-1175.
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