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Down and out in Italian towns: measuring the impact of economic downturns on crime
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 02:16 authored by Guido De Blasio, Giuseppe Maggio, Carlo Menon
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).
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