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Replication data for: The Introduction of Tasers and Police Use of Firearms: Evidence from the Chicago Police Department

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V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ba, Bocar
  • Grogger, Jeffrey
Publication Date
2019-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Many police jurisdictions have recently expanded their Taser arsenals with a goal of reducing officer-involved shootings. We analyze substitution between Tasers and firearms by means of an event study made possible by a policy change at the Chicago Police Department. Before March 2010, only sergeants and field training officers had access to Tasers; after that date, they were made available to patrol officers. We find that the change in Taser policy led to a large increase in Taser use, but not to a decrease in the use of firearms.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191029 (Text)
Publications
  • Ba, Bocar, and Jeffrey Grogger. “The Introduction of Tasers and Police Use of Firearms: Evidence from the Chicago Police Department.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 157–60. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20191029.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20191029 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Ba, Bocar; Grogger, Jeffrey (2019): Replication data for: The Introduction of Tasers and Police Use of Firearms: Evidence from the Chicago Police Department. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114512