CoronaCrime #77

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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.

  1. Pandemic Prevention Institute (PPI)
    The Pandemic Prevention Institute (PPI) aims to help the world detect, prevent, and mitigate pandemic threats to achieve containment as quickly as possible. It is an independent, nimble collaborator with the global community working toward an early warning system for the world and hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation. Source: Rockefeller Foundation
  2. U.S. gun violence increased 30% during COVID-19 pandemic
    Gun violence increased by more than 30% in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The researchers said that stress, domestic violence, lack of social interactions and greater access to firearms might have contributed to the increase. Source: Penn State College of Medicine
  3. The impact of strict measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic on the spatial pattern of the demand for police: case study Antwerp (Belgium)
    Researchers from the University of Ghent analysed the impact of the COVID-19 measures on the spatial pattern of police interventions. Crime is not uniformly distributed across street segments, but how does COVID-19 affect these spatial patterns? To this end, Gini coefficients are calculated and a proportion differences spatial point pattern test is applied to compare the similarity of the patterns of incidents before, during, and after the first lockdown in Antwerp, Belgium. With only essential mobility being allowed, the emergency call pattern has not significantly changed before, during or after this lockdown, however, a qualitative shift in police officer’s daily work may have had an effect on the daily operation of the Antwerp police force. Source: Crime Science
  4. Call for papers: special collection on "Covid-19 and Crime"
    The Covid-19 pandemic has been imposing unprecedented global restrictions on everyday life routines, affecting behaviour on a global scale. The Editors of Crime Science welcome submissions to a special collection of articles focusing on the pandemic’s potential consequences on crime, including incidence, public safety, security, and prevention. Source: Crime Science

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