(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The impact of housing vouchers on crime in US cities and suburbs

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LENS M.C. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Urban Planning, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, ETATS-UNIS


This paper tests the common belief that subsidised housing contributes to higher crime rates in the United States. In cities, it is found that vouchers have a weak, negative relation-ship with violent crime rates, although these estimates are not particularly robust. In suburban areas, there is no observed relationship between vouchers and crime, suggesting that controversies in those communities blaming voucher households for elevated crime rates are misguided


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no6 [pp. 1274-1289]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 6 tabl.



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