Crime and Mobility during the COVID-19 Lockdown: A Preliminary Empirical Exploration (2020)
In this research note we document the decrease in victimisation rates during the COVID-19 lockdown period in New Zealand. We show that the changes in mobility patterns in the same period are significantly correlated with these changes in crime rates. We discuss how our preliminary empirical results accord with the theories of crime in economics and criminology.
CitationGunby P, Cheung L (2020). Crime and Mobility during the COVID-19 Lockdown: A Preliminary Empirical Exploration. 1-11.
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KeywordsCOVID-19; crime; mobility; lockdown
ANZSRC Fields of Research44 - Human society::4402 - Criminology::440214 - Sociological studies of crime
44 - Human society::4406 - Human geography::440610 - Social geography
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