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Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America

Di Tella, Rafael and Donna, Javier and MacCulloch, Robert (2007): Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America.

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Abstract

We find that perceptions of crime and individual experience with crime (crime victimization) are positively correlated with left-wing beliefs within countries, controlling for income and other correlates of ideology, in a sample for Latin American countries in the mid-1990’s.

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