Crime in Europe and the United States : dissecting the ‘ reversal of misfortunes ’

@inproceedings{Buonanno2011CrimeIE,
  title={Crime in Europe and the United States : dissecting the ‘ reversal of misfortunes ’},
  author={Paolo Buonanno and Francesco Drago and Roberto Galbiati and Giulio Zanella},
  year={2011}
}
Contrary to common perceptions, today both property and violent crimes (with the exception of homicides) are more widespread in Europe than in the United States, while the opposite was true thirty years ago. We label this fact as the ‘reversal of misfortunes’. We investigate what accounts for the reversal by studying the causal impact of demographic changes, incarceration, abortion, unemployment and immigration on crime. For this we use time series data (1970–2008) from seven European countries… CONTINUE READING

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