Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves

  title={Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves},
  author={Brian Bell and Francesco Fasani and Stephen J. Machin},
  journal={Review of Economics and Statistics},
Abstract 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… 

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  • 2012
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