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Reducing the unanticipated crime harms of Covid-19 policies

The Covid-19 crisis is changing the shape of crime. Drawing on crime science, this research will inform evidence-based policy and practice. we will anticipate crime effects of prolonged, graduated or cyclical exit strategies. We will use (1) national police data, (2) detailed data from three police partners, (3) fraud and crime data from industry, and (4) sources from other agencies such as Childline (for unreported crime).

Lead investigator:

Graham Farrell


University of Leeds

Primary topic:

Crime & policing

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Type of data being collected:

Publicly available