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Zaiour, Reem , and Mikdash, Maya. Data and Code for: Does (all) Police Violence Cause De-policing? Evidence from George Floyd and Police Shootings in Minneapolis. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2022. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-05-17.

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Summary:  View help for Summary We test for a “Ferguson Effect” by studying how police effort responds to different incidents of police violence.  We do so using two settings in Minneapolis: (1) George Floyd’s murder, and (2) police-involved shootings. We find that following George Floyd’s death, arrests and police-initiated calls decreased by 61 and 69 percent, respectively. By comparison, arrests and police-initiated calls decreased by 3 and 1.5 percent following police-involved shootings. We conclude that incidents of police violence generate “de-policing”, and the effect is much larger following highly publicized incidents.

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      K42 Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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