Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá

"In recent literature, life satisfaction and welfare have been extensively studied. However, limited attention has been given to the effect that crime may have over these variables. Using the case of Bogotá this paper shows that urban crime rates, specially murder rate, have a positive impact o...

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Autor Principal: "Romero, Dario"
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: 2014
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22770
https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0057
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spelling ir-10336-227702020-06-03T22:15:06Z Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá "Romero, Dario" Crime Happiness Insecurity Life satisfaction "In recent literature, life satisfaction and welfare have been extensively studied. However, limited attention has been given to the effect that crime may have over these variables. Using the case of Bogotá this paper shows that urban crime rates, specially murder rate, have a positive impact on individuals' life dissatisfaction. This effect seems to be mediated by the general perception of insecurity and not by the households' victimization. In particular the perception of insecurity has a great impact on the unhappiness of those households that changed their perceptions because of the criminal activity. The conclusion of this paper is that it is necessary not only to reduce the crime rates, but also to generate good security perceptions. © 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston 2014." 2014 2020-05-25T23:57:55Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 10792457 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22770 https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0057 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Crime
Happiness
Insecurity
Life satisfaction
spellingShingle Crime
Happiness
Insecurity
Life satisfaction
"Romero, Dario"
Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá
description "In recent literature, life satisfaction and welfare have been extensively studied. However, limited attention has been given to the effect that crime may have over these variables. Using the case of Bogotá this paper shows that urban crime rates, specially murder rate, have a positive impact on individuals' life dissatisfaction. This effect seems to be mediated by the general perception of insecurity and not by the households' victimization. In particular the perception of insecurity has a great impact on the unhappiness of those households that changed their perceptions because of the criminal activity. The conclusion of this paper is that it is necessary not only to reduce the crime rates, but also to generate good security perceptions. © 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston 2014."
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title Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá
title_short Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá
title_full Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá
title_fullStr Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá
title_full_unstemmed Insecurity or perception of insecurity? Urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: Evidence from the case of Bogotá
title_sort insecurity or perception of insecurity? urban crime and dissatisfaction with life: evidence from the case of bogotá
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url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22770
https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0057
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