Blowing it up and knocking it down: The local and city-wide effects of demolishing high concentration public housing on crime
Dionissi Aliprantis and
Daniel Hartley ()
Journal of Urban Economics, 2015, vol. 88, issue C, 67-81
This paper estimates the effect that the closure and demolition of roughly 20,000 units of geographically concentrated high-rise public housing had on crime in Chicago. We estimate local effects of closures on crime in the neighborhoods where high-rises stood and in proximate neighborhoods. We also estimate the impact that households displaced from high-rises had on crime in the neighborhoods to which they moved and neighborhoods close to those. Overall, reductions in violent crime in and near the areas where high-rises were demolished greatly outweighed increases in violent crime associated with the arrival of displaced residents in new neighborhoods.
Keywords: Public housing; Crime; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I38 R20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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