Reducing the Unanticipated Crime Harms of COVID-19 Policies

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Total publications:11 publications

Grant number: ES/V00445X/1

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  • Disease

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  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Leeds
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

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The COVID-19 crisis is changing the shape of crime. Drawing on crime science, this research will inform evidence-based policy and practice. we will anticipate crime effects of prolonged, graduated or cyclical exit strategies. We will use (1) national police data, (2) detailed data from three police partners, (3) fraud and ecrime data from industry, and (4) sources from other agencies such as Childline (for unreported crime).

Publicationslinked via Europe PMC

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Domestic abuse in the Covid-19 pandemic: measures designed to overcome common limitations of trend measurement.

The Effect of COVID-19 Restrictions on Routine Activities and Online Crime.

Household occupancy and burglary: A case study using COVID-19 restrictions.

Spatio-temporal stratified associations between urban human activities and crime patterns: a case study in San Francisco around the COVID-19 stay-at-home mandate.

Illegal waste fly-tipping in the Covid-19 pandemic: enhanced compliance, temporal displacement, and urban-rural variation.

Anti-social behaviour in the coronavirus pandemic.

Small area variation in crime effects of COVID-19 policies in England and Wales.

Six months in: pandemic crime trends in England and Wales.