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Unformatted text preview: precision. Third, Lott uses arrest rates (the ratio of arrests to crime in a county) as an explanatory variable, which leads to many counties being dropped from the analysis. This occurs because of missing arrest data in some cases, and also because the arrest rate is undefined for any county that experiences no crime in a particular category in a Problem 2 Problem 3 Crime, Deterrence, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns John R. Lott, Jr.; David B. Mustard The Journal of Legal Studies , Vol. 26, No. 1. (Jan., 1997), pp. 1-68. page 1 of 1...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course ECON 7427 taught by Professor Hamersma during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.
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