CoronaCrime #90 - COVID-19's impact on Crime Statistics
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 collecting related news and information.
- Council of European Municipalities and Regions - COVID-19 platform
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) has created a COVID-19 website bringing together relevant information and resources and relaying regular updates from its member associations on the situation in their countries’ local and regional communities, as well as information on their initiatives (for example, an online platform for local institutions to connect volunteers and people in need) and those from other partner associations – such as the initiative on waste management and circular economy of the Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+), aimed at data collection and exchange of best practices on the different systems and solutions implemented across Europe to manage municipal waste in the current situation. Source: Council of European Municipalities and Regions
- Crime during the Covid-19 Crisis: A Global Analysis
A new analysis of crime rates in 27 cities across 23 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East has found that stay-at-home policies during the pandemic led to an overall drop in police-recorded crime of 37% across all the sites in the study. Source: University of Cambridge
- Measuring the impact of the COVID‑19 lockdown on crime in a medium‑sized city in China
The study examines the variation in the daily incidence of eight acquisitive crimes: automobile theft, electromobility theft, motorcycle theft, bicycle theft, theft from automobiles, pickpocketing, residential burglary, and cyber-fraud before the lockdown and the duration of the lockdown for a medium-sized city in China. Source: Journal of Experimental Criminology
- How COVID-19 changed the crime profile of India in 2020
Cases of ‘disobedience’ or violation of COVID-19 norms increased by over 20 times in just a year; without it, overall crime was lower than 2019. Souce: Down to Earth
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