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Panic on the streets of London
Mirko Draca

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Panic on the streets of London
police, crime and the July 2005 terror attacks
Mirko Draca, Steve Machin and Robert Witt.

Published 2008 by Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science in London .
Written in English.

About the Book

In this paper we study the causal impact of police on crime by looking at what happened to crime before and after the terror attacks that hit central London in July 2005. The attacks resulted in a large redeployment of police officers to central London boroughs as compared to outer London - in fact, police deployment in central London increased by over 30 percent in the six weeks following the July 7 bombings. During this time crime fell significantly in central relative to outer London. Study of the timing of the crime reductions and their magnitude, the types of crime which were more likely to be affected and a series of robustness tests looking at possible biases all make us confident that our research approach identifies a causal impact of police on crime. Implementing an instrumental variable approach shows an elasticity of crime with respect to police approximately -0.3, so that a 10 percent increase in police activity reduces crime by around 3 percent.

Edition Notes

Title from PDF file (viewed on Oct. 10, 2008).

"February 2008."

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in print.

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Series
CEP discussion paper -- no. 852

Classifications

Library of Congress
HC10

The Physical Object

Format
Electronic resource

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22649218M
LC Control Number
2008613815

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