Deterrence and Geographical Externalities in Auto Theft

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Gonzalez-Navarro, Marco;
  • Publisher: American Economic Association
  • Journal: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, volume 5, issue 4 October, pages 92-110
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1257/app.5.4.92
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:R23 | jel:H77 | jel:H76 | jel:O18 | jel:O17 | jel:K42

Understanding the degree of geographical crime displacement is crucial for the design of crime prevention policies. This paper documents changes in automobile theft risk that were generated by the plausibly exogenous introduction of Lojack, a highly effective stolen veh... View more
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