Keep the Kids Inside: Juvenile Curfews and Urban Gun Violence

Authors: Jennifer L. Doleac, Jillian B. Carr

Gun violence is an important problem across the United States. Due to limited data, it has been difficult to convincingly test the impacts of government policies on the quantity and geography of gunfire. This paper uses a new source of data on gunfire incidents, which does not suffer from selective underreporting common in other crime datasets, to measure the effects of juvenile curfews in Washington, DC.

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