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Evidence from the 2005 London bombings and the recent riots shows that police patrols are one tool policy-makers can count on to reduce crime

Draca, Mirko (2011) Evidence from the 2005 London bombings and the recent riots shows that police patrols are one tool policy-makers can count on to reduce crime. British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Aug 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since the riots in London and England earlier this month, there has been a flurry of debate as to the effectiveness of the police response. Drawing on new research into the police response to the 2005 bombings in London, Mirko Draca finds that a 10 per cent increase in police patrols in a certain area leads to a 3 per cent drop in crime in that area. While police patrols will not solve all our crime problems, they are very effective in reducing crime in the short-term, and there may be room to improve the effectiveness of smaller scale police patrols outside of emergencies.

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 > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 16:09
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38141/

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