All pages with keywords: crime

Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

a working paper by Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth, Lutz Sager 26 April, 2018

Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime – and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »


Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Fidel Gonzalez 19 January, 2018

This research investigates how and why high temperature has an effect on criminality, using data from Mexico. It suggests that the additional crimes committed on hot days are due to changes in time use and habits by both criminals and their victims during times of high temperature. read more »