Crime in Urban Areas: An Empirical Investigation

Akdeniz I.I.B.F. Dergisi, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 98-109, May 2004

17 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2004

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Erdal Gumus

Eskisehir Osmangazi University - Department of Public Finance

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Urban crime, economics of crime, property crime

JEL Classification: R10

Suggested Citation

Gumus, Erdal, Crime in Urban Areas: An Empirical Investigation. Akdeniz I.I.B.F. Dergisi, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 98-109, May 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=563226

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