The Effect of Adult Entertainment Establishments on Sex Crime: Evidence from New York City

@article{Ciacci2021TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Adult Entertainment Establishments on Sex Crime: Evidence from New York City},
  author={Riccardo Ciacci and Micaela Sviatschi},
  journal={The Economic Journal},
  year={2021}
}
In this paper we study how the presence of adult entertainment establishments affects the incidence of sex crimes. We build a high-frequency daily and weekly panel that combines the exact location of non-self-reported sex crimes with the day of opening and exact location of adult entertainment establishments in New York City. We find that these businesses decrease sex crime by 13% per police precinct one week after the opening, and have no effect on other types of crime. The results suggest… 
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