Link between the economy, crime rates has broken down, new research finds

21 septiembre 2015

The assumption that rising unemployment, leads to rising crime in the UK, is being challenged by new research. The study has found that the relationship between the economy and crime rates has varied over time. Specifically, researchers discovered that the association between unemployment and property crime – which was strong in the 1970s and 1980s – weakened after 1995 and became non-existent by 2005. These findings help to shed light on why the recorded crime rate did not rise following the 2007-2008 financial crisis.