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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: The U-shaped crime recovery during COVID-19: evidence from national crime rates in Mexico

  Pre-lockdown Post-lockdown Total
Mean Std. Dev Mean Std. Dev Mean Std. Dev
All crime 94.076 66.683 76.767 52.822 87.120 62.072
Assault and battery 21.173 14.678 18.528 12.973 20.110 14.078
Theft and property crime 59.528 47.706 45.348 35.361 53.830 43.727
Fraud 5.062 6.939 4.587 6.147 4.871 6.636
Petty drug crime and extortion 5.391 9.135 5.461 10.280 5.419 9.611
Homicides 2.921 3.346 2.843 3.432 2.890 3.381
N 29,484   19,656   49,140  
  1. Source: Mexico’s National Public Security System (Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública)
  2. Crime rates are measured per 100,000 inhabitants. The specification is weighted by the municipal-level population