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The Effect of Major US Sporting Events on Sex Crimes: Evidence from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle

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dc.contributor.advisor Owens, David M.
dc.contributor.author Solecki, Maryanna
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-01T21:48:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-01T21:48:17Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/21735
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the effect of major US sporting events on sex crimes. Using daily crime data from DATA.GOV and game day information for NBA, MLB, and NFL teams in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, the analyses focus on sex crime count on days of championship and non-championship game days as well as non-game days. The location and result of games are included in the analysis to provide a well-defined indication of specific game day conditions that effect sex crimes. The results suggest varying effects for different leagues across cities. The most significant effects are seen in Los Angeles on days of Dodgers home championship games and in San Francisco on days the 49ers win a non-championship game. This study is unique in its focus on the effect of American sports on solely sex crimes. Overall, this paper proposes multiple avenues for continued research that could lead to the creation of a safer environment for everyone on game days.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Economics
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh Professional sports -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Sex crimes -- United States
dc.title The Effect of Major US Sporting Events on Sex Crimes: Evidence from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle
dc.type Thesis
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