What Do Economists Know About Crime?

In this paper we evaluate what economists have learned over the past 40 years about the determinants of crime. We base our evaluation on two kinds of evidence: an examination of aggregate data over long time periods and across countries, and a critical review of the literature. We argue that economi...

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Main Author: Miron, Jeffrey A
Summers, Garrett
Dills, Angela K
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.01.2008
Data of publication: 20080101
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: NBER Working Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research Publications
NBER Technical Working Papers Archive
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