Does the Presence of Casinos Increase Crime? An Examination of Casino and Control Communities:

@inproceedings{Stitt2003DoesTP,
  title={Does the Presence of Casinos Increase Crime? An Examination of Casino and Control Communities:},
  author={B. Grant Stitt and Mark W. Nichols and David Giacopassi},
  year={2003}
}
This study is an analysis of crime in six new casino communities and compares the crime rates to those found in six noncasino control communities. The experimental and control communities were matched on 15 socioeconomic variables. The crime rates were calculated using resident population and population at-risk, which includes tourists in the crime rate calculations. Both Part I and Part II crimes were analyzed using data encompassing the pre- and postcasino presence. Crime was expected to rise… CONTINUE READING

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