# Spatial Interaction of Crime Incidents in Japan 1 1

@inproceedings{Kakamu2005SpatialIO, title={Spatial Interaction of Crime Incidents in Japan 1 1}, author={Kazuhiko Kakamu and Wolfgang Polasek and Hajime Wago}, year={2005} }

Since the seminal work of Becker (1968), a large empirical literature has developed around the estimation and testing of economic models of crime. Recently, spatial interactions of crime incidents have become one of the research areas in economics in connection with the progress of spatial econometrics. But these models of crime based on aggregated data relied heavily on cross-sectional econometric techniques, and therefore previous attempts do not control for unobserved heterogeneity.

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