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that have better policies and institutions. Cross-country evidence from various studies shows that remittances have a direct effect on income and increase consumption, which then has a multiplier effect. Various studies found that remittance flows significantly reduce poverty and income inequality ( Gupta et al., 2009 ; Adams and Page, 2005 ; Acosta et al., 2008 ; Pradhan and Mahesh, 2016 ). Since remittance receipts directly increase income, they may also have an impact upon crime, as it is empirically and theoretically well-established that changes in income