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Revista Criminalidad

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ROJAS-CELY, Óscar David; GOMEZ-RAMIREZ, Sergio Andrés; MONCADA-REYES, Fabián Alexis  and  SERENO-RESTREPO, Juan Sebastián. Crime and football: case of Colombian professional football (2010-2016). Rev. Crim. [online]. 2019, vol.61, n.3, pp.165-189. ISSN 1794-3108.

This paper investigates throgh the methodology of negative zero inflated with effects binomial regression relationship between Colombian profesional football games league and the number of personal injury, theft and homicide (in an interval of eight hours) presented in twenty (20) cities in Colombia during the years 2010 - 2016. The results do not show a systematic relationship between football matches and the aforementioned crimes (that means, increase or decrease in crimes in a city due to the fact of hosting a football match or being the city of the visiting team). What they do show, is that there are increases in personal injuries and theft of people as stadium attendane increases. Notwithstanding the foregoing, increases in personal injury and theft form people do not appear to be economically significant for the eigth - hour period within which the game was played nor annual at an aggregate level for the twenty cities.

Keywords : Personal injury; homicide; theft; football; zero - inflated negative binomial regression.

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