Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines what impact law enforcement expenditures have on municipal crime rates. An analysis of 65 municipalities representing nine provinces across Canada was conducted using data collected from the Police Resources in Canada reports from 1997 to 2007 and Census data from 2001 and 2006. The findings reveal that although a significant absolute relationship between expenditures and crime rates exists, there is no indication that law enforcement expenditures have an impact of statistical significance on crime rates.
Slotwinski, Matthew, "Law Enforcement Expenditures and Crime Rates in Canadian Municipalities: A Statistical Analysis of How Law Enforcement Expenditures Impact Municipal Crime Rates in Canada" (2010). MPA Major Research Papers. 89.