The impact of natural disasters on crime

@inproceedings{Roy2010TheIO,
  title={The impact of natural disasters on crime},
  author={Susmita Roy},
  year={2010}
}
This study addresses the following questions in the context of a developing coun- try. Do crimes increase following natural disasters? Does an upcoming election or the presence of a strong local media, which potentially increases the incentive of the gov- ernment to provide disaster relief, mitigate the e ect of disasters on crime rates? I nd that crime rates tend to increase following moderate to big disasters. Furthermore, a higher pre-disaster growth of newspapers has a mitigating e ect on… CONTINUE READING

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