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Panic on the Streets of London
Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and Robert Witt
October 2006
Paper No' CEPCP207:
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CentrePiece 11 (2) Autumn 2006

Tags: crime; police; terror attacks; illegal behavior and the enforcement of law

The terrorist attacks of 7 July 2005 resulted in a very large redeployment of police officers to central London boroughs. New research by Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and Robert Witt looks at the impact of this increased security presence on criminal activity in the weeks and months after the bomb blasts.

This article summarises Draca, Mirko, Stephen Machin, and Robert Witt. 2011. "Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime, and the July 2005 Terror Attacks." American Economic Review, 101 (5): 2157-81