The Impact of Legalized Casino Gambling on Crime

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Nichols, Mark W.; Tosun, Mehmet S.;
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: H71 | Casino gambling; Crime | casino gambling | L83 | crime | casino gambling, crime
    • jel: jel:H71 | jel:L83
      ddc: ddc:330

We examine the impact of legalized casino gambling, including Indian casinos, on crime. Using county-level data between 1994 and 2009, the impact that casino legalization had on crime is examined. Our results show an increase in crime associated with casinos in some cir... View more
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    Table 4: Individual Crimes per Capita: 1994-2009a (Riverboat States, Coverage Index=100) Table 6: Part 1 Crimes Per Capita: 1994-2009 (Coverage Index=100) All States

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