Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ real?

In summer 2015, the phrase “The Ferguson Effect” was everywhere. Was it real? My report for BBC News US: Is ‘The Ferguson Effect’ real?

“Violent crime rates are often in response to major changes in policing, but are mostly driven by social factors such as the size of the youth population, the amount of socioeconomic disadvantage and social disorganisation in a given city.”

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Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ real?

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