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The UK's 'riddle of peacefulness': what explains falling crime?

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  • Mirko Draca

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There has been a substantial fall in rates of property theft and violent crime in the UK. The author surveys a series of CEP studies that shed light on this transformation - what BBC home editor Mark Easton has labelled the country's 'riddle of peacefulness'.

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  • Mirko Draca, 2013. "The UK's 'riddle of peacefulness': what explains falling crime?," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 392, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:392
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    crime; police; education;

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