Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
Panel data covering the largest U.S. cities from 1985-2010 is used to reevaluate the endogeneity issue between policing and crime rates. Crime rates are not found to be a strong predictor of police spending, indicating that reverse causality is not as severe an issue as frequently thought. Increases in police spending result in modest decreases in certain index crimes.
Padrick, Daniel, "Police Spending and Crime Rates: Evidence from U.S. Cities, 1985 – 2010" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.