The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related news and information.
- Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities
This report examines changes in crime rates in 29 American cities since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, with a special emphasis on homicide and other violent crimes. This study updates and supplements previous reports released in July, September, and November of 2020, January 2021, and May 2021 with additional crime data through the first half (January-June) of 2021. Source: Council on Criminal Justice
- How criminal justice systems are responding to COVID-19
Throughout the USA, governors, courts, corrections systems, and law enforcement agencies are implementing new policies to limit the spread of coronavirus in jails and prisons. This page is intended to serve as a resource to compile information from media reports, official announcements, and other sources about actions taken in response to coronavirus that affect incarcerated populations. Visit website, click on a specific state or scroll down. Source: Crime and Justice Institute
- Crime under lockdown: The impact of COVID-19 on citizen security in the city of Buenos Aires
This paper studies the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown on criminal activity in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following quarantine restrictions, we find a large, significant, robust, and immediate decline in property crime reported to official agencies, police arrests, and crime reported in victimization surveys. We observe no significant change in homicides, and a significant increase in arrests for “resistance to authorities”. The decrease in criminal activity was greater in business and transportation areas, but still large in commercial and residential areas (including informal settlements). After the sharp and immediate fall, crime recovered but, by the end of 2020, it had not reached its initial levels. Source: Criminology and Public Policy
- Crime, quarantine, and the U.S. coronavirus pandemic
Prior research has produced varied results regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on crime rates, depending on the offences and time periods under investigation. The current study of weekly offence rates in large U.S. cities is based on a longer time period, a greater number of offences than prior research, and a varying number of cities for each offence (max = 28, min = 13, md = 20). We find that weekly property crime and drug offense rates, averaged across the cities, fell during the pandemic. Source: Criminology and Public Policy
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