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Natural Disasters and Social Order : Modeling Crime Outcomes in Florida Sammy

@inproceedings{Zahran2010NaturalDA,
  title={Natural Disasters and Social Order : Modeling Crime Outcomes in Florida Sammy},
  author={Zahran and T. Shelley and L. Peek and S. Brody},
  year={2010}
}
This study analyzes the spatial distribution of crime outcomes at the county scale in Florida as a function of natural disasters. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and conditional fixed effects negative binomial statistical techniques are used. Four crime outcomes are analyzed: index crimes, property crimes, violent crimes, and domestic violence crimes. Adjusting for socio-demographic and social order variables, we find that natural disasters significantly decrease levels of reported index… Expand

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