Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America
8 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2015 Last revised: 2 Jun 2019
Date Written: August 21, 2007
We find that perceptions of crime and individual experience with crime (crime victimization) are positively correlated with left-wing beliefs within countries, controlling for income and other correlates of ideology, in a sample for Latin American countries in the mid-1990’s.
Keywords: beliefs, crime, fairness, legitimacy of market
JEL Classification: P16, K42, E62
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Di Tella, Rafael and Donna, Javier D. and MacCulloch, Robert, Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America (August 21, 2007). Economics Letters, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2667660 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667660
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