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Who Bears the Burden of Crime in Colombia

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  • Alejandro Gaviria Uribe

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  • Carlos Eduardo Vélez

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Abstract: This paper investigates the distribution of crime and violence across victims in Colombia. Property and violent crimes as well as incidents of domestic violence are considered. The paper shows that rich households bear a disproportionate share of the burden of property crime: they are more likely to be victimized, to modify their behavior because of fear of crime, to feel unsafe in their cities, and to invest in crime avoidance. Homicides are borne disproportionately by the poor and kidnappings by the rich. Finally, poor, and in particular uneducated, individuals bear a disproportionate share of domestic violence.

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  • Alejandro Gaviria Uribe & Carlos Eduardo Vélez, 2001. "Who Bears the Burden of Crime in Colombia," INFORMES DE INVESTIGACIÓN 003776, FEDESARROLLO.
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    1. Andrea Otero., 2012. "Cali a comienzos del Siglo XXI: ¿Crisis o recuperación?," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 172, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
    2. Alexander Cotte Poveda, 2011. "Economic Development, Inequality and Poverty: An Analysis of Urban Violence in Colombia," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(4), pages 453-468, December.
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    4. Mamadou Camara & Pierre Salama, 2003. "Homicides en Amérique du Sud : les pauvres sont-ils dangereux ?," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 44(174), pages 393-416.
    5. Rafael Di Tella & Robert MacCulloch & Hugo R. Ñopo, 2008. "Happiness and Beliefs in Criminal Environments," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 1489, Inter-American Development Bank.
    6. Ibáñez, Ana Mari­a & Vélez, Carlos Eduardo, 2008. "Civil Conflict and Forced Migration: The Micro Determinants and Welfare Losses of Displacement in Colombia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 659-676, April.
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    9. William Savedoff, 2009. "A Moving Target: Universal Access to Healthcare Services in Latin America and the Caribbean," Research Department Publications 4606, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    10. Gina Cárdenas Varón & José Luis Polo Otero, 2014. "Ciclo intergeneracional de la violencia doméstica contra la mujer: Análisis para las regiones de Colombia," REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL CARIBE 014767, UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE.
    11. Mamadou Camara & Pierre Salama, 2004. "Homicidios en América del Sur: ¿los pobres son peligrosos?," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 6(10), pages 159-181, January-J.
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