The Effect of Police Intelligence on Group Violence: Evidence from Reassignments in Sweden
2009 (English)In: Journal of Public Economics, ISSN 0047-2727, E-ISSN 1879-2316, Vol. 93, no 3-4, 403-411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper isolates the causal effect of policing on group violence, using unique panel data on
self-reported crime by soccer and ice hockey hooligans. The problem of reverse causality from
violence to policing is solved by two drastic reallocations of the Stockholm Sport Intelligence
and Tactical Unit to other activities following the 9/11 terrorist attack in September 2001 and
the Tsunami catastrophe in December 2004. Difference-in-difference analysis reveals that
Stockholm-related hooligan violence increased dramatically during these periods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 93, no 3-4, 403-411 p.
Police, violence, hooliganism, Natural experiments
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-44287DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2008.10.004ISI: 000264959400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-44287DiVA: diva2:360798