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Economic, Demographic, Deterrent Variables And Crime Rate In India

Gupta, Manish and Sachdeva, Payal (2017): Economic, Demographic, Deterrent Variables And Crime Rate In India.

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Crime has plagued society since time immortal. The crime rate in India has been on rise, therefore, it becomes important to study the factors that impact the crime rate. The purpose of the paper is to investigate the relationship between various economic, demographic and deterrent factors and the crime rate in India. The study focuses on the extent of effects of various factors like population density, sex ratio, minority population, poverty, per capita income, no of police personnel and literacy rate on crime registered under IPC1 in all Indian states and major union territories. The study covers the data of all the Indian states and major union territories of period 2011. The findings show that these factors are crucial determinants of the rate of the criminal cases registered in India.

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