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Some crimes are spiking in America’s major cities

Bloomberg, April 19, 2020

April 19, 2020

Some crimes are spiking in America’s major cities

Robberies and burglaries dropped more dramatically in Los Angeles than some other major U.S. cities, perhaps because it closed non-essential businesses and told people to stay at home earlier than other cities, said Charis Kubrin, a professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine. “Property crimes are crimes of opportunity and with most businesses closed, there are simply fewer opportunities,” Kubrin said.