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DOI: 10.1186/s40163-021-00160-x
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Type: Journal Article
Title: The impact of the COVID-19, social distancing, and movement restrictions on crime in NSW, Australia
Authors: Wang, Joanna J. J.
Fung, Thomas
Weatherburn, Donald
Year: 2021
Citation: Volume 10, Issue 1, Page 24
Abstract:  The spread of COVID-19 has prompted Governments around the world to impose draconian restrictions on business activity, public transport, and public freedom of movement. The effect of these restrictions appears to vary from country to country and, in some cases, from one area to another within a country. This paper examines the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions imposed in New South Wales (NSW) by the State Government. We examine week-to-week changes in 13 categories of crime (and four aggregated categories) from 2 January 2017 to 28 June 2020. Rather than using the pre-intervention data to make a forecast and then comparing that with what is actually observed, we use a Box–Jenkins (ARIMA) approach to model the entire time series. Our results are broadly in accord with those of other studies, but we find no effect of the lockdown (upward or downward) on domestic assault.
ISSN: 2193-7680
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