Crime and immigration: evidence from large immigrant waves

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Bell, Brian ; Machin, Stephen ; Fasani, Francesco (2010)
  • Publisher: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Journal: Review of Economics and Statistics, volume 95, issue 4 October, pages 1,278-1,290
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1162/REST_a_00337
  • Subject: immigration | JN101 Great Britain | F22 | Großbritannien | K42 | HD Industries. Land use. Labor | Crime; immigration | Arbeitsmarkt | HB Economic Theory | Crime, immigration | JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration | Crime | Kriminalität | Schätzung | Flüchtlinge | Einwanderung | HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
    • jel: jel:F22 | jel:K42
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper examines the relationship between immigration and crime in a setting where large migration flows offer an opportunity to carefully appraise whether the populist view that immigrants cause crime is borne out by rigorous evidence. We consider possible crime eff... View more
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