Exploring the international decline in crime rates

Tseloni, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012, Mailley, J., Farrell, G. and Tilley, N., 2010. Exploring the international decline in crime rates. European Journal of Criminology, 7 (5), pp. 375-394. ISSN 1477-3708

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Abstract

This paper examines aggregate crime trends and variation around them from 1988 to 2004 for 26 countries and five volume crime types using data from the International Crime Victims Survey. Multilevel statistical analysis is used to identify the main trends. Major drops in crime were experienced in many countries from the early to mid-1990s onwards. Between 1995 and 2004, the estimated mean international crime incidence reductions were: 77.1 percent in theft from cars, 60.3 percent in theft from person, 26 percent in burglary, 20.6 percent in assault, and 16.8 percent in car theft. Repeat thefts from car and thefts from person fell by 28.1 and 13.2 percent, respectively, over the same period.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: The international crime drop: trends and variations [working title]
Description: [Post-print dated 2009].
Publication Title: European Journal of Criminology
Creators: Tseloni, A., Mailley, J., Farrell, G. and Tilley, N.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2010
Volume: 7
Number: 5
ISSN: 1477-3708
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10.1177/1477370810367014DOI
Rights: Copyright 2010 by Sage Publications. All rights reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:50
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18987

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