Corpus ID: 581385

COMPSTAT , AND EXILE REDUCE HOMICIDE ?

@inproceedings{Rosenfeld2005COMPSTATA,
  title={COMPSTAT , AND EXILE REDUCE HOMICIDE ?},
  author={Richard Rosenfeld and Robert Fornango and Eric Ps Baumer},
  year={2005}
}
Research Summary: Police officials across the United States often claimed credit for crime reductions during the 1990s. In this article, we examine homicide trends in three cities that mounted widely publicized policing interventions during the 1990s: Boston’s Operation Ceasefire, New York’s Compstat, and Richmond, Virginia’s Project Exile. Applying growth-curve analysis to data from the 95 largest U.S. cities and controlling for conditions known to be associated with violent crime rates, we… Expand

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