Arborización y hurto a peatones en Bogotá

Translated title of the contribution: Arborisation and pedestrian theft in Bogotá

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The paper explores the impact of an arborisation process on the number of robberies in Bogotá. Using a quarterly database, it is found that there is a statistically significant and negative relationship between the process of arborisation and the number of robberies in Bogotá. Using spatial models, we explore spatial contagion effects in the process of arborisation. It is found that both increases in the planting rate of a given block and neighbouring blocks decrease robbery rates. The results suggest that a tree planting policy would have a greater impact if it is implemented by increasing tree cover in all blocks of Bogotá and not only in selected blocks.
Translated title of the contributionArborisation and pedestrian theft in Bogotá
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationEconomía y Seguridad en el Posconflicto
EditorsHernando Zuleta
Place of PublicationBogotá
PublisherUniversidad de los Andes Colombia
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)978-958-774-715-7
StatePublished - Jan 2019


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