Mining the Criminal Data of Rio de Janeiro: Analyzing the Impact of the Pacifying Police Units Deployment
Rio de Janeiro is recognized as a violent city, but the pacifying police program was established with the goal to modify this situation. This paper shows that after six years and many pacified communities, the program has had an impact on the decrease of violent deaths with effects both before and after the deployment of the pacifying police units (UPPs). We also evidence a spatial dynamic where the neighboring areas to the UPPs present a more pronounced decrease. Those results raise new issues in the analysis of public safety.
KeywordsSpatial-temporal analysis Data mining Public security Difference-in-differences
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