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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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  • Reilly, Barry & Witt, Robert, 2008. "Domestic burglaries and the real price of audio-visual goods: Some time series evidence for Britain," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(1), pages 96-100, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:1:p:96-100
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    1. Reilly, Barry & Witt, Robert, 1996. "Crime, Deterrence and Unemployment in England and Wales: An Empirical Analysis," Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(2), pages 137-159, April.
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    1. Draca, Mirko & Koutmeridis, Theodore & Machin, Stephen, 2015. "The Changing Returns to Crime: Do Criminals Respond to Prices?," IZA Discussion Papers 9109, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Sebastian Galiani & Laura Jaitman & Federico Weinschelbaum, 2016. "Crime and Durable Goods," NBER Working Papers 22788, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. George F. N. Shoukry, 2016. "Criminals' Response To Changing Crime Lucre," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 54(3), pages 1464-1483, July.

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