Are immigrants more likely to commit crimes? Evidence from France

Yu Aoki, Yasuyuki Todo

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Using French data, we find that the share of immigrants in the population has no significant impact on crime rates once immigrants' economic circumstances are controlled for, while finding that unemployed immigrants tend to commit more crimes than unemployed nonimmigrants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1537-1541
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct
Externally publishedYes


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  • Economics and Econometrics

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