Will the Virus-Related Decline in Crime Continue?

Two Italian researchers found a 40 percent reduction in most types of crime since a shelter-at-home advisory was announced in San Francisco and Oakland. Similar declines have been reported in other cities, but the researchers acknowledge more research is needed to understand the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on criminal behavior. 


Coronavirus and Cybercrime: A Perfect Storm?

Experts fear cybercriminals will focus on large corporations which rely on markets and supply chains originating in China and other areas affected by the coronavirus. The European Central Bank (ECB) has already warned banks to prepare for a possible jump in the number of cyber attacks exploiting fears of the pandemic.