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Street level crime maps may be an example of a nudge in the wrong direction if they lead to fewer crimes being reported

Gibbons, Stephen (2011) Street level crime maps may be an example of a nudge in the wrong direction if they lead to fewer crimes being reported. British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Jul 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Earlier this year, the government unveiled online crime maps, which enabled local residents to track crime right down to their street level. Steve Gibbons is not surprised that this policy may have been a nudge in the wrong direction; a recent survey indicates that residents may actually be not be reporting local crimes for fear of driving down house prices.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 08:53
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37971/

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