The relationship between crime, immigration and socioeconomic factors Article

Cohn, EG, Coccia, M, Kakar, S. (2021). The relationship between crime, immigration and socioeconomic factors . 15(3), 180-191. 10.7347/RIC-032021-p180

cited authors

  • Cohn, EG; Coccia, M; Kakar, S


  • This macro-level study endeavours to analyse possible relationships between various types of crime and socioeconomic factors in 39 European countries using data from EUROSTAT. Results suggest that crime seems to be higher in rich rather than poor countries. In addition, crime seems to be associated with socioeconomic rather than demographic factors. Moreover, statistical analyses also suggest that immigration (as measured by International migrant stock as % of population) is positively associated with, sexual violence and theft across European countries. The findings of this paper can provide a preliminary analysis and encourage the development of more in-depth studies to better understand the general dynamics of crime in Europe and their possible interrelationships with situational factors in order to support relevant policy implications in society.

publication date

  • September 30, 2021

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start page

  • 180

end page

  • 191


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