How Do Criminals Locate? Crime and Spatial Dependence in Minas Gerais
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to investigate the existence of a spatial dependence of crime rates at a local level in the case of municipalities of Minas Gerais, one of the 26 Brazilian states. Results suggest the existence of a positive spatial autocorrelation of municipal violent crime rates. However, it also appears that violent crime against property and against persons do not follow the same spatial behavior. While violent economic crime seems to spread a lot, interpersonal violence is a much more localized phenomenon.
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violent crime; spatial autocorrelation; Brazil;
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- Frédéric PUECH, 2005. "How Do Criminals Locate? Crime and Spatial Dependence in Minas Gerais," Working Papers 200524, CERDI.
- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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- NEP-REG-2005-09-29 (Regulation)
- NEP-URE-2005-09-29 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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