Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/217054
Authors: 
Rozo, Sandra V.
Anders, Therese
Raphael, Steven
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 545
Abstract: 
We study whether the forced removal of undocumented immigrants from the United States increases violent crime in Mexican municipalities. Using municipal panel data on homicide rates matched with annual deportation flows from the United States to Mexico, we assess whether municipalities with repatriation points experience higher violent crime with surges in deportation flows. We consistently find that municipalities with greater geographic exposure to deportation flows have higher violent crime. The effects are mostly driven by increments in homicide rates of young males and minors.
Subjects: 
Crime
Migration
Latin America
JEL: 
O15
R2
K37
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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