Down and out in Italian towns: measuring the impact of economic downturns on crime

De Blasio, Guido, Maggio, Giuseppe and Menon, Carlo (2016) Down and out in Italian towns: measuring the impact of economic downturns on crime. Economics Letters, 146. pp. 99-102. ISSN 0165-1765

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Restricted to SRO admin only until 26 January 2018.

Download (322kB)

Abstract

The paper investigates the effect of local economic conditions on crime. The study focuses on Italy’s local labor markets and analyzes the response of crime to the severe slump of 2007-2011. It shows that the downturn led to a significant increase in economic-related offenses that do not require particular criminal skills or tools (namely, thefts).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: H Social Sciences
K Law
Depositing User: Giuseppe Maggio
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 04:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62112

View download statistics for this item

📧 Request an update