Taylor & Francis
Journal of Crime & Justice
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Many studies show an association between alcohol outlets and violence, though fewer consider non-violent crime. We add to this literature using block group data from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to explore whether (1) on- and off-premise alcohol outlet density is related to thefts from vehicles and vandalism and (2) social disorganization moderates these associations. Using spatially informed regression models, we found positive effects of on-premise alcohol outlet density on thefts from vehicles. We also found positive effects of on- and off-premise alcohol outlet density on vandalism. Social disorganization was not a consistent moderator of these associations.
Snowden, Aleksandra J.; Stucky, Thomas D.; and Pridemore, William Alex, "Alcohol Outlets, Social Disorganization, and Non-Violent Crimes in Urban Neighborhoods" (2017). Social and Cultural Sciences Faculty Research and Publications. 330.
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