Agglomeration, city size and crime

Carl Gaigne, Yves Zenou

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-82
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Economic Review
Volume80
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • new economic geography
  • crime
  • agglomeration
  • policies

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