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Weatherhead’s Mark Votruba explains the correlation between increasing unemployment and crime rates in Northeast Ohio

3News Investigates: Car thefts, break-ins rise during COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Ohio

WKYC: Mark Votruba, an associate professor of economics in the Weatherhead School of Management, weighed in on an uptick in property crimes since the pandemic began, saying such a phenomenon oftentimes correlates with unemployment rates.