Rental Housing and Crime: The Role of Property Ownership and Management
AbstractThis paper examines how residential rental property ownership characteristics affect crime. It examines the incidence and frequency of disturbances, assaults, and drug possession and distribution using police incident report data for privately owned rental properties. Results show that a small percentage of rental properties generate incident reports. Count model regressions indicate that the distance that the owner resides from the rental property, size of rental property holdings, tenant Section 8 voucher use, and neighborhood owner-occupied housing rates are associated with reported violations. The paper concludes with recommendations about local government policies that could help to reduce crime in rental housing.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Studies in its series Working Papers with number 2008-01.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 30 Jan 2008
Date of revision:
Publication status: forthcoming
crime; rental housing; management; count model;
Other versions of this item:
- Terance Rephann, 2009. "Rental housing and crime: the role of property ownership and management," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 43(2), pages 435-451, June.
- R29 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Other
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-01-31 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2009-01-31 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-LAW-2009-01-31 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-URE-2009-01-31 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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