Does Police Presence Reduce Car Accidents?1

  title={Does Police Presence Reduce Car Accidents?1},
  author={Sarit Weisburd},
  • Sarit Weisburd
  • Published 2013
Using data collected from geographic locators attached to police vehicles in Dallas, Texas over a one year period, we estimate the e¤ect of policing on accident outcomes. We model the occurrence of an accident as a non-homogeneous Poisson process and di¤erentiate between the immediate e¤ect of police presence and the long-term e¤ect of policing on expectations of future police presence. In order to address concerns of simultaneity bias, we both control for location speci…c …xed e¤ects and… CONTINUE READING