How Are Crime Trends in England and Wales Changing during the Pandemic?

Tom Kirchmaier, Carmen Villa-Llera

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In the first lockdown, crime was lower except for anti-social behaviour and drug offences. As economic effects of the pandemic change the incentives to break the law, deprived areas have seen a rise in acquisitive crimes, such as burglary, shoplifting and bicycle theft.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date6 Apr 2021
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEconomics Observatory
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2021

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