Type
Article
Titre
Response of Crime to Unemployment: An International Comparison
Auteur(s)
BUONANNO Paolo - University of Bergamo (Auteur)
DRAGO Francesco - Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II (Auteur)
GALBIATI Roberto - Département d'économie (Auteur)
Éditeur
US : Pergamon Press
Volume
30
Numéro
1
Pages
29 - 40 p.
ISSN
00472352
DOI
10.1177/1043986213509023
Mots clés
crime, unemployment, economic cycle
Résumé
EN
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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