Gumus, Erdal (2003): Crime in Urban Areas: An Empirical Investigation. Published in: Akdeniz İ.İ.B.F. Dergisi , Vol. 4, No. 7 (2004): pp. 98-109.
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Crime is an illness that attacks rights of individuals. It therefore interests everybody in a society. It is argued that as urbanization increases so does crime. The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate the determinants of crime in urban areas by using cross-sectional data. The results we get indicate that per capita income, income inequality, population, and present of black population are all important determinants of urban crime. Our results also confirm previous empirical studies on the subject.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Crime in Urban Areas: An Empirical Investigation|
|Keywords:||Urban crime; Economics of crime; Property crime|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R0 - General
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H76 - State and Local Government: Other Expenditure Categories
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
|Depositing User:||Erdal Gumus|
|Date Deposited:||21. Oct 2012 18:02|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 17:34|
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