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Zahran: Florida Crime Outcomes

  title={Zahran: Florida Crime Outcomes},
  author={Sammy Zahran and Tara O’Connor Shelley and Lori Peek},
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… 

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