Agglomeration, City Size and Crime

Reprint No. 2015:66

Author(s): Carl Gaigné and Yves ZenouYear: 2015 Title: European Economic Review Volume (No.): 80 (November) Pages: 62–82
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This paper analyzes the relationship between crime and agglomeration where the land, labor, product, and crime markets are endogenously determined. Our main theoretical findings are the following: (i) better accessibility to jobs decreases crime in the short run but may increase crime in the long run; (ii) the per-capita crime rate increases with city size; (iii) when allowing for endogenous policing, lower commuting costs make the impact of police on crime more efficient.

Gaigné, Carl and Yves Zenou (2015), "Agglomeration, City Size and Crime". European Economic Review 80(November), 62–82.

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