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How COVID-19 layoffs could lead to an increase in crime

13 Mar 2020

A new study of one million laid-off Norwegians finds that unemployment spikes crime.

Did you know that your occupation may be all that stands between you and a life of crime? It is. According to a new study of 1 million laid-off Norwegians over 15 years, out-of-work people commit 60% more property crimes (such as theft, shoplifting, burglary, and vandalism) in the year after losing work and have 20% more criminal charges than when employed.

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