Prison and Crimes
yearly observations of 51 states from 1979 to 1993
number of observations : 765
country : United-States
economic topic : instrumental variables
econometrics topic : Economics of crime
A dataframe containing :
violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants
property crimes per 100,000 inhabitants
income per capita
police per 100,000 residents
prison population per 100,000 inhabitants
proportion of popuation 0 to 14 years
proportion of popuation 15 to 17 years
proportion of popuation 18 to 24 years
proportion of popuation 25 to 34 years
proportion of black
proportion in metropolitan areas
=1 if a final decision was reach on overcrowding litigation in the current year
=1 if a final decision was reach on overcrowding litigation in the previous two years
Wooldridge's "Econometrics analysis of cross section and panel data" website http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/econometric-analysis-cross-section-and-panel-data.
Levitt, Stephen D. (1996) “The effect of prison population size on crime rates: evidence from prison overcowding litigation”, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, 111(2), 319-351.
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