The COVID-19 and the Decline in Crime
10 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 2, 2020
Reported crimes have declined in some major cities after the imposition of restrictions on businesses and residents to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Balkin-McDonald (1981) model of street crime is used to explain the outcomes. Recent crime rate data from five major cities are provided.
Keywords: COVID-19, Crime
JEL Classification: K42, H12
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