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Goals Met or Just Empty Promises? First Version of the Democratic Security Policy in Colombia

Gerson Javier Pérez V. ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Gerson Javier Perez-Valbuena

Borradores de Economia from Banco de la Republica de Colombia

Abstract: Exploiting spatial and temporal variations in the number of seizures from criminal organizations, I estimate regional fixed effects models of the increase in the number of properties confiscated on the main crime rates. From 2002 security strategies changed, and as a result, the effects on crime rates are mostly large, negative and significant. There was a clear reduction in crimes commonly committed by organized criminals, including guerrillas, paramilitaries and drug-traffickers, such as auto-theft, terrorism, terrestrial piracy, and kidnappings. In contrast, crimes usually committed by common criminals, such as street robberies and burglaries were unaffected by the new security policy.

Keywords: Crime; security policies; regional analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H5 K1 R5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52
Date: 2012-03
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