Register for a research seminar showcasing recent work on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime and policing. I will be presenting a talk on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime in Mexico City.
This study showed that the incidence of most crime types in Mexico City decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, it also showed that some of the decreases were associated with the reduction of crime opportunities related to the disruption of routine activities.
This study seeks to examine the effect of the COVID-19-related changes in routine activities on crime patterns in Mexico City.
The Covid-19 pandemic has thus far infected 5.6 million people and caused an excess of 350 thousand deaths worldwide. Latin America and the Caribbean are particularly likely to be affected by this crisis.