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Avaliação Econômica Do Impacto Do Programa De Controle De Homicídios Fica Vivo

In: Anais do XII Seminário sobre a Economia Mineira [Proceedings of the 12th Seminar on the Economy of Minas Gerais]

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  • Rafael Almeida da Matta
  • Mônica Viegas Andrade

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This article investigates the effect of Fica Vivo program for homicide control started at the end of 2002 in Belo Horizonte and currently under the command of the Government of Minas Gerais. The study uses data from the census of 2000 accomplished by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics and official records from the Military Police of Minas Gerais. Our findings through the difference-in-difference method show that those census sectors contained in the pilot program presented a change in crime rate 2.7% lower than the rest of the city from 2000 to 2004. Moreover, the results suggest that part of this decrease comes from a better performance of police presence in the treatment group.
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  • Rafael Almeida da Matta & Mônica Viegas Andrade, 2006. "Avaliação Econômica Do Impacto Do Programa De Controle De Homicídios Fica Vivo," Anais do XII Seminário sobre a Economia Mineira [Proceedings of the 12th Seminar on the Economy of Minas Gerais],in: João Antonio de Paula & et alli (ed.), Anais do XII Seminário sobre a Economia Mineira [Proceedings of the 12th Seminar on the Economy of Minas Gerais] Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
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    1. Rodrigo R. Soares & Joana Naritomi, 2010. "Understanding High Crime Rates in Latin America: The Role of Social and Policy Factors," NBER Chapters,in: The Economics of Crime: Lessons for and from Latin America, pages 19-55 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    • H43 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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