Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/179549
Authors: 
Justus, Marcelo
Kassouf, Ana Lúcia
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] EconomiA [ISSN:] 1517-7580 [Volume:] 14 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 88-101
Abstract: 
The objective of this paper is to measure the effect of wealth on property victimization risk. Using data from two household victimization surveys conducted in São Paulo city and a measure of spending as a proxy for wealth observed by criminals, the conclusion was reached that wealth level is one of the determinants of victimization risk. This risk increases with this variable, but it reaches a maximum level from which it declines as wealth levels increase.
Abstract (Translated): 
O objetivo é mensurar o efeito da riqueza no risco de vitimização contra a propriedade. Utilizando dados de duas pesquisas domiciliares de vitimização realizadas na cidade de São Paulo, e uma medida de despesa realizada como proxy para a riqueza observada pelos criminosos, conclui-se que o nível de riqueza é um dos determinantes do risco de vitimização. O risco cresce com essa variável, mas atinge um ponto de máximo, a partir do qual se reduz para maior riqueza.
Subjects: 
Violence
Victimization
Property crime
JEL: 
C35
D69
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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