Assessing the Disarmament Statute Impact on Crime Rates: a time series approach applied to São Paulo city

Marcelo Justus dos Santos, Ana Lúcia Kassouf


This paper assesses the effect of the Disarmament Statute on lethal crime rates by using time-series data for São Paulo city and applying an intervention analysis methodology. The hypothesis that the disarmament policy led to a decline in the lethal crime rate is not rejected.


Disarmament Statute; Firearms; Lethal Crime; Intervention Analysis.


Economic Analysis of Law Review  -  ISSN 2178-0587

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