Immigration and crime: evidence from victimization data

@article{Nunziata2015ImmigrationAC,
  title={Immigration and crime: evidence from victimization data},
  author={Luca Nunziata},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={697-736}
}
  • L. Nunziata
  • Published 4 March 2015
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Journal of Population Economics
We exploit the increase in immigration flows into western European countries that took place in the 2000s to assess whether immigration affects crime victimization and the perception of criminality among European natives. Using data from the European Social Survey, the Labour Force Survey and other sources, we provide a set of fixed effects and instrumental variable estimations that deal with the endogenous sorting of immigration by region and with the sampling error in survey-based measures of… 

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