The economy and crime: Briefing note

The paper argues that the association between unemployment and property crime – which was strong in the 1970s and 1980s – weakened after 1995 and became non-existent by 2005. The relationship between unemployment and property crime rates became stronger during the 1970s and 1980s, peaking around...
Professor Will Jennings
18 September 2015

How did the council house sell-off change crime risks?

One of the most well-known policies that the newly elected Conservative Government of 1979 embarked upon was the selling of the council homes to their tenants.

The ‘right to buy’, as it...

Stephen Farrall
25 September 2015