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Copper Cable Theft - Revisting the Price- Theft Hypothesis

17 March 2014

Aiden Sidebottom, Matt Ashby, Shane D. Johnson 

To test the commonly espoused but little examined hypothesis that fluctuations in the price of metal are associated with changes in the volume of metal theft.

Specifically, we analyze the relationship between the price of copper and the number of police recorded “live” copper cable thefts from the British railway network (2006 to 2012).

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