David Buil-Gil

David Buil-Gil is a Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology at the Department of Criminology of the University of Manchester, and a member of the Manchester Centre for Digital Trust and Society. His research interests include geographic criminology, small area estimation applications in criminology, quantitative research methods, and cybercrime.

Scientific articles on COVID-19 and crime

  • Buil-Gil, D., Zeng, Y., & Kemp, S. (2021). Offline crime bounces back to pre-COVID levels, cyber stays high: interrupted time-series analysis in Northern Ireland. Crime Science, 10(26). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40163-021-00162-9
  • Buil-Gil, D., Miró-Llinares, F., Moneva, A., Kemp, S., & Díaz-Castaño, N. (2021). Cybercrime and shifts in opportunities during COVID-19: a preliminary analysis in the UK. European Societies, 23(sup1), S47-S59. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616696.2020.1804973
  • Kemp, S., Buil-Gil, D., Moneva, A., Miró-Llinares, F., & Díaz-Castaño, N. (2021). Empty streets, busy internet: A time-series analysis of cybercrime and fraud trends during COVID-19. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177/10439862211027986
  • Buil-Gil, D., & Zeng, Y. (2021). Meeting you was a fake: Investigating the increase in romance fraud during COVID-19. Journal of Financial Crimehttps://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-02-2021-0042

Blog posts on COVID-19 and crime