Economics at your fingertips  

Gentrification and crime: Empirical investigation across American cities

Alessandro Corvasce
Additional contact information
Alessandro Corvasce: Università degli Studi di Milano and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

French Stata Users' Group Meetings 2023 from Stata Users Group

Abstract: This presentation examines the impact of gentrification on criminal activity in urban neighborhoods to determine whether this process has a detrimental effect on communities. The study utilizes a newly-built unique dataset of georeferenced crime reports from 14 major American cities matched with census data to identify gentrified areas in the 2010s. To causally evaluate the impact of gentrification on crime, I adopt state-of-the-art event-study models to causally evaluate the effects of gentrification, taking into account variations in the timing of this process across different cities and neighborhoods. The analysis reveals that gentrified areas experienced a statistically significant increase in crime ranging from 11% to 17%. The findings suggest that gentrification has a negative impact on neighborhoods, with property crimes showing the most significant increases. Overall, the study suggests that gentrification may have a criminogenic effect on neighborhoods, highlighting the need for further research and policy attention to this issue.

Date: 2023-08-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-law and nep-ure
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) presentation materials (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in French Stata Users' Group Meetings 2023 from Stata Users Group Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Christopher F Baum ().

Page updated 2023-10-09
Handle: RePEc:boc:fsug23:05