There Goes the Neighborhood? Estimates of the Impact of Crime Risk on Property Values From Megan's Laws
NBER Working Paper No. 12253
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We thank Doug Almond, Pierre Azoulay, Lena Edlund, Michael Greenstone, Maria Guadalupe, Brian Jacob, Chris Mayer, three anonymous referees, and seminar participants at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, USC, Hunter College, Rutgers University, University of Maryland, NYU, Columbia University, and the NBER Summer Institute for helpful comments. We are grateful to Thomas Kane, Douglas Staiger, Joe Brown from the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor's Office, Josh McSwain of Mecklenburg County GIS Office, and Nikki Johnson of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for helping us put together data for this project. Reed Walker, Junni Cai, and Julia Zhou provided excellent research assistance.