Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Related Restrictions on Homicide and Property Crime

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen the introduction of restrictions and countrywide lockdowns around the world, has changed criminal activity.

This research breif, put together by UNODC, examines the way the homicide, robbery, theft and burglary has changed over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As well as providing an analysis of the current trends within different regions around the world, the paper offers insight into the possible longer-term impact of the emerging global economic crisis on the same forms of crime.

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