Police Corruption, Crime andCrime Reporting: A SimultaneousEquations Approach
John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New York
Department of EconomicsUniversity of Maryland
We would like to thank the Norwegian Research Council for economic support as part of project no.178683/S50, ‘Violence, poverty and police corruption’. We thank Jens Andvig for very useful com-ments on an earlier draft.
We study the causal relationship between police corruption, crime andcrime reporting, using data from the International Crime Victimization Survey. Us-ing a simultaneous equations approach we ﬁnd a number of intuitive relationships,which are statistically signiﬁcant. The clearest of these is that crime reportingreduces police corruption.