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Determinantes socioeconómicos del crimen en México

Lozano-Cortés, René and Lozano-Cortés, Maribel and Cabrera-Castellanos, Luis F. (2016): Determinantes socioeconómicos del crimen en México.

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Abstract

In this paper, we review the literature on social and economic determinants of crime. We analyze the behavior that crimes in Mexico over the last 15 years dividing those who threaten national security (federal crimes) and those against property and integrity of people (ordinary crimes) and highlight the behavior before and after the so-called "war against drugs" launched by the federal government in 2007. Finally tried two simple econometric models to determine if income levels; the level of unemployment and the probability of success of offenders are determinants of both types of crimes in Mexico. We found that unemployment and the probability of success may explain the increase in property crimes (common crimes), but not federal crimes.

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