Deportation, crime, and victimization

Publicado en

  • Journal of Population Economics


  • We study whether the forced removal of undocumented immigrants from the USA increases violent crime in Mexican municipalities. Using municipal panel data on homicide rates matched with annual deportation flows from the USA to Mexico, we assess whether municipalities with repatriation points experience higher violent crime when deportation flows surge. We consistently find that municipalities with greater geographic exposure to deportation flows have higher violent crime. The effects are mostly driven by increases in homicide rates of young males and minors.

fecha de publicación

  • 2021

Líneas de investigación

  • Crime
  • Latin America
  • Migration


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