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Response of Crime to Unemployment: An International Comparison

Abstract : This article studies crime rates’ response to economic conditions. Using a longitudinal data set covering about 20 countries over the period 1970-2010, we investigate whether crime rates respond asymmetrically to increases in unemployment and recoveries in economic conditions. We find a positive response of crime rates on variation in unemployment rates, but we do not find compelling evidence of asymmetric responses to positive and negative variations in the economic cycle.
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Paolo Buonanno, Francesco Drago, Roberto Galbiati. Response of Crime to Unemployment: An International Comparison. Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, 2014, 30 (1), pp.29 - 40. ⟨10.1177/1043986213509023⟩. ⟨hal-03460655⟩

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