Jihadi Attacks, Media and Local Hate Crime

52 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2019

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Ria Ivandic

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); University of London - Department of Political Economy

Tom Kirchmaier

London School of Economics - Centre for Economic Performance; Copenhagen Business School

Stephen J. Machin

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics

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Abstract

Empirical connections between local anti-Muslim hate crimes and international jihadi terror attacks are studied. Based upon rich administrative data from Greater Manchester Police, event studies of ten terror attacks reveal an immediate big spike up in Islamophobic hate crimes and incidents when an attack occurs. In subsequent days, hate crime is amplified by real-time media. It subsequently attenuates, but hate crime incidence cumulates to higher levels than prior to the series of attacks. The overall conclusion is that, even when they reside in places far away from where jihadi terror attacks take place, local Muslim populations face a media magnified likelihood of hate crime victimization following international terror attacks. This matters for community cohesion in places affected by discriminatory hate crime and, from both a policy and research perspective, means that the process of media magnification of hate crime needs to be better understood.

Keywords: islamophobic hate crime, Jihadi terror attacks, media

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Ivandic, Ria and Kirchmaier, Tom and Machin, Stephen J., Jihadi Attacks, Media and Local Hate Crime. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12352. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3401120

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Stephen J. Machin

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London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics ( email )

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