Policing, drugs, and the homicide decline in New York City in the 1990s
Messner, S. F.
Tardiff, K. J.
Piper, T. M.
Topics: Crime Homicide Law Enforcement
Keywords: Drug Use Policing
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Using data from the New York City Police Department, The U.S. Census Bureau and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, the authors examined the role of drug use and new policing methods in the sharp homicide decline in New York City in the 1990s. They found that these policing methods and declining drug use had an impact on gun-related, but not non-gun-related, homicides.
Messner, S. F., Galea, S., Tardiff, K. J., Tracy, M., Bucciarelli, A., Piper, T. M., et al. (2007). Policing, drugs, and the homicide decline in New York City in the 1990s. Criminology, 45(2), 385-413.
Messner, S. F., et al. "Policing, Drugs, and the Homicide Decline in New York City in the 1990s." Criminology 45.2 (2007): 385-413.