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Domestic burglaries and the real price of audio-visual goods: Some time series evidence for Britain

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  • Reilly, Barry
  • Witt, Robert

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This paper explores the relationship between the real price of audio-visual goods and domestic burglaries using British data. Our findings suggest that the falling real price of these consumer goods has contributed to a reduction in domestic burglary activity.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 96-100

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:1:p:96-100

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  1. Carmichael, Fiona & Ward, Robert, 2001. "Male unemployment and crime in England and Wales," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 111-115, October.
  2. Reilly, Barry & Robert Witt, 1992. "Crime, deterrence and unemployment in England and Wales: an empirical analysis," Discussion Papers in Economics 12/92, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.
  3. Steve Machin & Costas Meghir, 2000. "Crime and economic incentives," IFS Working Papers W00/17, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  4. Chiu, W. Henry & Madden, Paul, 1998. "Burglary and income inequality," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(1), pages 123-141, July.
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