The COVID-19 pandemic has imprinted patterns of work and leisure across America. Efforts to limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 have resulted in the closure of many nonessential businesses and produced record job losses. As evidenced in mobility data, Americans are spending less time at work and recreation, and substantially more time at home. These changes in the allocation of time spent at work, recreation, and home, coupled with increased economic deprivation have impacted patterns of crime in surprising ways.

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Published December 21, 2020