Study from Northeastern links violent crime surges in Boston neighborhoods to Airbnb vacation rentals
Boston Herald - 07/20/2021
The peer-reviewed study looked at Airbnb housing data in Boston from 2011 to 2018, data from Northeastern, and 911 dispatches from that same time period. Northeastern professors examined violent and nonviolent crime reports, and found that violent crime tended to rise about a year or two after an increase in Airbnbs. The housing data used in the study came from a website independent of the $75 billion company.