Crime and unemployment in Greece: Evidence before and during the crisis

Ioannis Laliotis

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This paper explores the relationship between unemployment and crime in Greece before and during the crisis using panel data at the regional level. The results indicate the operation of a positive relationship between specific crime categories and male unemployment only during the crisis, a weaker effect of long term unemployment only on the total criminal activity and they reveal the existence of significant dynamics.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17811/ebl.5.1.2016.10-16

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