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Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America

Rafael Di Tella, Javier Donna and Robert MacCulloch

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Abstract: We find that perceptions of crime and individual experience with crime (crime victimization) are positively correlated with left-wing beliefs within countries, controlling for income and other correlates of ideology, in a sample for Latin American countries in the mid-1990’s.

Keywords: beliefs; crime; fairness; legitimacy of market. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E62 K42 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-08-21
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