Immigration status and property crime:an application of estimators for underreported outcomes

Papadopoulos, Georgios (2014) Immigration status and property crime:an application of estimators for underreported outcomes. IZA Journal of Migration, 3 (12). ISSN 2193-9039

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This paper studies the individual-level relationship between immigration and property crime in England and Wales using crime self-reports from the Crime and Justice Survey. Models that account for underreporting are used, since this is a major concern in crime self-reports. The results indicate that the reported crime is substantially underreported, but if anything, immigrants are less likely to underreport than natives. More importantly, controlling for underreporting and basic demographics, the estimates across all model specifications, although imprecise, indicate that immigration status and property crime are negatively associated. We finally find that the estimated relationship between immigration status and property crime differs across regions and ethnic groups.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Papadopoulos; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminal behaviour,immigration,self-reports,underreporting,nb2-logit
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 00:09
DOI: 10.1186/2193-9039-3-12

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