Power outages good for crime?

Power outages are associated with an increase in crime, especially during periods of prolonged power outages. Here are some conclusions from recent studies:

  1. Criminal Activity: A study on the impact of power outages on crime in the United States found that crime increased during periods of prolonged power outages. Both pro-social and anti-social behaviors were observed during these periods [1].
  2. Rural Areas: A study on the impact of power outages on the socio-economic lives of rural households in Nigeria found that power outages led to an increase in crime and insecurity in these areas [4].
  3. Economic Impact: The economic impact of power outages can also lead to an increase in crime. A study on the impact of power outages on the economy of Pakistan found that power outages led to an increase in crime in major cities, especially due to unexpected and prolonged power outages [3].
  4. Consumer Protection: A study on the legal protection of consumers against unexpected power outages by PT. PLN (Persero) UP3 Bali Selatan found that consumers have the right to fair treatment and can appeal to the government to prevent crime [5].

In summary, these studies show that power outages have a negative impact on crime, especially during periods of prolonged power outages.

Citations: [1] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/253d784b9a86efe48d59b59dbb1235d1daf96b9c
[2] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/5298f013aa0ab470846e24988f7ac63367ff147c
[3] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/4350fe413d96496a028ca3b11678858e6b40553b
[4] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/2e49306908d722170a1912832aff9f125982dcba
[5] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/a156b66ce40167750fa21d31793f1fcaa6105b06