Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91128
Authors: 
Sachsida, Adolfo
de Mendonça, Mario Jorge Cardoso
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1808
Abstract (Translated): 
The main objective of this article is to verify the impact of both the incarceration rate and the number of police officers over the homicide rates. Overall, our results suggest that the increase in both the incarceration rate and the number of police officers are important do deter homicides. That is, the successful fight against crime can be achieved by incarceration and police officers independently of what happens with other socioeconomic variables.
Subjects: 
criminality
homicide
incarceration rate
number of police officers
JEL: 
K42
Z18
C23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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