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Mega Events in Sports and Crime: Evidence From the 1990 Football World Cup

Campaniello, N (2013) 'Mega Events in Sports and Crime: Evidence From the 1990 Football World Cup.' Journal of Sports Economics, 14 (2). 148 - 170. ISSN 1527-0025

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Abstract

Despite an increasing desire to host major sport events there is almost no research that tries to identify and measure the possible negative spillovers they generate. In particular, there is limited understanding about crime responses. This article investigates the causal relation between hosting the 1990 Football World Cup and crime rates at the province level. Using a fixed effect estimator to control for province-level differences in crime, we find that hosting the Football World Cup leads to a significant increase in most property crimes (bag-snatching, pick-pocketing, shoplifting, and burglary) but only in one violent crime (intentional personal injuries). © The Author(s) 2011.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mega event, crime, Football World Cup, negative spillovers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 15:13
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12036

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