Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves

  title={Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves},
  author={B. Bell and F. Fasani and S. Machin},
  journal={Review of Economics and Statistics},
  • B. Bell, F. Fasani, S. Machin
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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