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Title: The East Asian crime drop?
Authors: Sidebottom, A
Kuo, T
Mori, T
Li J 
Farrell, G
Keywords: Burglary
Car crime
Crime drop
East asia
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SpringerOpen
Source: Crime science, 2018, v. 7, no. 1, 6, p. 1-6 How to cite?
Journal: Crime science 
Abstract: The ‘crime drop’ refers to the substantial reductions in crime reported in many industrialised countries over at least the past quarter century. Asian countries are underrepresented in the crime drop literature. Little is therefore known about whether the same type and levels of crime reductions have been observed, and if prevailing explanations hold. In this study, we examine trends in burglary and car crime using police recorded crime data from Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. We show that Japan and Taiwan experienced crime drops similar to that reported elsewhere but occurring more recently in the early 2000s. Hong Kong appears anomalous, with a major crime decline emerging from the early 1980s. The study concludes that there is sufficient evidence to justify further research and sets out suggestions to that end.
EISSN: 2193-7680
DOI: 10.1186/s40163-018-0080-x
Rights: © The Author(s) 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium,
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