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The Effect of Crime on Regional Economic Performance - Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Areas


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Author(s): Rincke J
Publication year: 2014

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This paper analyzes the link between crime and economic performance. Using panel data for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), we find that property crime significantly reduces the growth of personal income per capita, per capita earnings, and employment. In contrast, regional economic performance does not respond to violent crime. The reduction in MSA property crime by 30 percent, or 1,465 offenses per 100,000 population, between 1988 and 2007 has contributed 0.33 percentage points, or 26 percent, to average annual MSA growth of personal income per capita. In terms of employment growth, property crime explains 16 percent of the overall growth rate.



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APA: Rincke, J. (2014). The Effect of Crime on Regional Economic Performance - Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Areas. .

MLA: Rincke, Johannes. The Effect of Crime on Regional Economic Performance - Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Areas. 2014.

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