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How much should we trust crime statistics? A comparison between EU and US

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We discuss measurement issues in crime rates in a cross-country comparative perspective. We show that while homicide and general crime rates follow quite similar patterns in the US this is not always the case in Europe. We provide an explanation of the observed patterns based on the use of fire harms.

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hal-03918177 , version 1 (02-01-2023)

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Paolo Buonanno, Francesco Drago, Roberto Galbiati, Pietro Vertova. How much should we trust crime statistics? A comparison between EU and US. European Journal of Law and Economics, 2018, 46 (3), pp.343-357. ⟨10.1007/s10657-017-9555-6⟩. ⟨hal-03918177⟩
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