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Has immigration really led to an increase in crime in Italy?

Di Carlo, Donato, Schulte-Cloos, Julia and Saudelli, Giulia (2018) Has immigration really led to an increase in crime in Italy? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (03 Mar 2018). Website.

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Immigration has been a key topic in Italy's election campaign, with several candidates arguing that the flow of people into the country during the migration crisis has increased the risk of crime. But has immigration really generated more crime in Italy? Drawing on data from the Italian National Institute of Statistics, Donato Di Carlo, Julia Schulte-Cloos and Giulia Saudelli illustrate that crime rates across Italian regions and the share of crimes committed by foreigners have both fallen significantly over the last decade.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 13:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:07

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