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Sport Events and Criminal Activity: A Spatial Analysis

In: Violence and Aggression in Sporting Contests

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  • Stephen B. Billings

    (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

  • Craig A. Depken

    (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Abstract

This chapter investigates spatial crime patterns associated with events taking place in two downtown venues in Charlotte, NC: an open-air football stadium and an enclosed multipurpose arena. The evidence suggests neither venue’s events contribute to an overall increase in reported total, property, or violent crimes in the city. However, both venues experience an increase in crimes within one-half mile from the venue on event days relative to nonevent days. For the arena, violent crimes increase up to a mile away while property crimes decrease for up to 2 miles away on event days compared to nonevent days. For the stadium, violent crimes decrease up to 2 miles away while property crimes increase up to 1 mile away on event days compared to nonevent days. Combined, the evidence suggests that events in these two arenas shift the pattern of reported crime, but in different ways. The results help inform public safety concerns during events and contribute to the debate over public subsidies for venues.

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  • Stephen B. Billings & Craig A. Depken, 2011. "Sport Events and Criminal Activity: A Spatial Analysis," Sports Economics, Management, and Policy, in: R. Todd Jewell (ed.), Violence and Aggression in Sporting Contests, edition 1, chapter 0, pages 175-187, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:semchp:978-1-4419-6630-8_11
    DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6630-8_11
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    1. Craig A. Depken II & Benjamin L. Fore, 2020. "Firm-Level Economic Activity Before, During, and After Local Events: A Case Study," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 21(4), pages 327-334, May.
    2. Chen, Yongqi & Riddell, Jordan R. & Hill, Joshua B. & Chen, Peng & Piquero, Alex R. & Kurland, Justin, 2022. "Gold, silver, and bronze: Measuring the impact of the Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics on crime," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 78(C).
    3. Nicholas Le, 2018. "Evaluating Crime as a Negative Externality of Hosting Mega-Events: Econometric Analysis of the 2012 London Summer Olympics," Working Papers 18-01, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.
    4. Hyunwoong Pyun, 2019. "Exploring causal relationship between Major League Baseball games and crime: a synthetic control analysis," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 57(1), pages 365-383, July.
    5. Clay Collins & Craig A. Depken & E. Frank Stephenson, 2022. "The Impact of Sporting and Cultural Events in a Heterogeneous Hotel Market: Evidence from Austin, TX," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 48(4), pages 518-547, October.
    6. Dennis Mares & Emily Blackburn, 2019. "Major League Baseball and Crime: Opportunity, Spatial Patterns, and Team Rivalry at St. Louis Cardinal Games," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 20(7), pages 875-902, October.

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