A Research Note On Declining Youth Crime

Research report

June 2016


Externally reviewed

Study Paper No. 110


Written by: Anne Sofie Tegner Anker, Lars Højsgaard Andersen and Signe Hald Andersen


Over recent decades and in most developed democracies, youth crime has been in steady decline. This decline in youth crime constitutes an important contemporary social and criminological change. The finding presented in this study paper – that change at the extensive margin is the main driver of declining youth crime in Denmark – represents a first but significant step towards understanding this important change.


The paper has been published here:


Andersen, Lars H., Anne S. T. Anker, and Signe H. Andersen. A Formal Decomposition of Declining Youth Crime in Denmark. Demographic Research 35: 1303-1316.

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