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Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves

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This paper focuses on empirical connections between crime and immigration, studying two large waves of recent U.K. immigration (the late 1990s/early 2000s asylum seekers and the post-2004 inflow from EU accession countries). The first wave led to a modest but significant rise in property crime, while the second wave had a small negative impact. There was no effect on violent crime; arrest rates were not different, and changes in crime cannot be ascribed to crimes against immigrants. The findi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1162/REST_a_00337

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Publisher:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Journal:
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Volume:
95
Issue:
4
Pages:
1278-1290
Publication date:
2013-09-30
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EISSN:
1530-9142
ISSN:
0034-6535
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pubs:453422
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uuid:8bc4b47c-5e4c-422b-b7a9-7edbfec2bc15
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pubs:453422
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453422
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2016-01-28

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