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Replication data for: Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime, and the July 2005 Terror Attacks

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Draca, Mirko
  • Machin, Stephen
  • Witt, Robert
Publication Date
2011-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    In this paper we study the causal impact of police on crime, looking at what happened to crime and police before and after the terror attacks that hit central London in July 2005. The attacks resulted in a large redeployment of police officers to central London as compared to outer London. During this time, crime fell significantly in central relative to outer London. The instrumental variable approach we use uncovers an elasticity of crime with respect to police of approximately -0.3 to -0.4, so that a 10 percent increase in police activity reduces crime by around 3 to 4 percent. JEL: K42
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.5.2157 (Text)
Publications
  • Draca, Mirko, Stephen Machin, and Robert Witt. “Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime, and the July 2005 Terror Attacks.” American Economic Review 101, no. 5 (August 2011): 2157–81. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.5.2157.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.101.5.2157 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Draca, Mirko; Machin, Stephen; Witt, Robert (2011): Replication data for: Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime, and the July 2005 Terror Attacks. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112455