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|Title:||The influence of gaming expenditure on crime rates in South Australia: A local area empirical investigation|
|Citation:||Journal of Gambling Studies, 2008; 24(1):1-12|
|Publisher:||Human Sciences Press, Inc.|
|Sarah Ann Wheeler, David K. Round, Rick Sarre and Michael O’Neil|
|Abstract:||Although there has been much speculation about the possible links between gambling and crime rates, relevant quantitative evidence has been practically non-existent in Australia to date. This paper reports the results of research that utilised a model designed to investigate the potential relationship between electronic gaming machine expenditures and property (income-generating) crime rates reported to police in local areas in South Australia in 2002–2003. The research found that the higher the expenditures on gaming machines in a particular local area per adult, the higher the income-generating crime rate in that area. No such relationship was found between gaming machine expenditure and non-income-generating crime rates. However, further research is required before any policy-relevant conclusions can be drawn.|
|Keywords:||Gaming machine expenditure; Income-generating crime; Local areas|
|Description:||The original publication can be found at www.springerlink.com|
|Appears in Collections:||South Australian Centre for Economic Studies publications|
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