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Lessons from the Economics of CrimeWhat Reduces Offending?$
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Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie, and Giovanni Mastrobuoni

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019613

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019613.001.0001

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The “Program of Integration and Management in Public Safety” in Minas Gerais, Brazil: A Descriptive Analysis

The “Program of Integration and Management in Public Safety” in Minas Gerais, Brazil: A Descriptive Analysis

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(p.205) 10 The “Program of Integration and Management in Public Safety” in Minas Gerais, Brazil: A Descriptive Analysis
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Lessons from the Economics of Crime
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Rodrigo R. Soares

Igor Viveiros

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019613.003.0011

This paper describes the experience of information sharing, coordination, and integration of actions of the Civil and Military Polices in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the context of the IGESP program. The IGESP was based on the introduction of information management systems and organizational changes akin to those associated with COMPSTAT. This innovation appears to have been effective: Estimates indicate a reduction of 24% in property crimes and 13% in personal crimes due to the introduction of the program. There is also evidence that it was associated with improved police response, measured by apprehension of weapons and clearance rates.

Keywords:   Crime, Police, Brazil, COMPSTAT, IGESP

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