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An Assessment of How Urban Crime and Victimization Affects Life Satisfaction

Carlos Alberto
Medina-Durango
Jorge Andrés
Tamayo-Castaño
Sábado, 1 Enero 2011

We assess the effect of the homicide rate, individual´s perception of security in their neighborhood of residence, and of the effect of their having been victimized, on life satisfaction. We find a negative effect of the homicide rate on life satisfactio