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CentrePiece article
In brief... Lockdown, recession and crime
Tom Kirchmaier and Carmen Villa-Llera
March 2021
Paper No' CEPCP597:
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CentrePiece 26 (1) Spring 2021


Tags: covid-19; crime; employment

What has happened to criminal activity in England and Wales during the pandemic? Tom Kirchmaier and Carmen VillaLlera explore the effects of lockdown and job loss on the kinds of crimes being committed – and the ability of police to detect them.

This article summarises 'Covid-19 and changing crime trends in England and Wales' by Tom Kirchmaier and Carmen Villa-Llera, CEP Covid-19 analysis No. 13.