what shapes trends in crime?

Media coverage of our event on the crime-economy link

The Independent today covers new research on long-term trends in crime to be presented at an event this coming Friday (18 September) at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Researchers from the Universities of Sheffield, Southampton and Sciences Po in Paris argue 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.

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