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Mobile Phones and Crime: The Protective Effect of Mobile Network Infrastructures

Felka, Patrick
Mihale-Wilson, Cristina
Link External Source: Online Version
Year: 2020
Keywords: Crime; Mobile network outages; Cell phones; Protective effect

In this study, we investigate the relationship between mobile networks and crime by exploiting the temporal and spatial properties of crime and the exogenous occurrence of mobile network outages (MNOs) in San Francisco, (CA) from 5th March 2017 to the 24th March 2018.