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Regional development and crime



Examining the link between socioeconomic change and crime is an important first step in the process of developing crime prevention initiatives. This paper examines data for Local Government Areas in New South Wales and Victoria, and pays attention to issues that may affect, or may be affected by, crime. The results show there is less crime in regions with stable populations, low unemployment, and an economic structure that is less vulnerable to short term shocks.


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Carcach C. 2000. Regional development and crime. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 160. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi160