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The impact of economic fluctuations on crime: a multiscale analysis
Department of Economics, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 179-182Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we use a wavelet-based approach in order to analyse the periodicity in the relationship between economic fluctuations and different types of crime. All examined types of crime share seasonal behaviour with variations of real economic activity. Removing the intrayear dynamics, we find that the effect of real economic activity is different between different types of crime. We conclude that property crimes, violence crimes and sex crimes are countercyclical. The reverse is true for both alcohol/drug-related crimes and economic crimes, because there is a highly significant increase of these types of crime during economic expansions.

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2011. Vol. 18, no 2, p. 179-182
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44273DOI: 10.1080/13504850903508267ISI: 000286616100015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79251479052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-44273DiVA, id: diva2:805220
Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-04-14 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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