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Urban Economics Lecture 11-11 Index Crime: 1- What it is 2- Victims 3- Police and Deterrence 4- Prisons 5- Other Incapacitation Offenders--> characteristics, incentives Victims--> 2003 robbery victimization rate: male: 20-24 8.4% female: 35-49 1.5% it's a lifestyle thing behavioral middle aged women have taken precautions because they think they would be a target: thus now they are less likely to be paid in cash, less likely to ride the subway at 3 am, less likely to live in bad neighborhoods crime (x) vs. precautions (y) an equilibrium which is unique (where victims and offenders cross)
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Unformatted text preview: victims upward sloping offenders downward sloping where the offender curve is not the actual amount of crime elastic vs. inelastic Deterrence: penalty for robbing my house goes up, the offenders curve shifts down Minneapolis DV Experiment: mandated arrests lead to better outcomes, less likely to have future violence R. Iyengar Murder: different from other crimes more crime in cities than rural areas NYC is safe because people take precautions many things we like about cities create opportunities for crime...
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