Macroeconomic Determinants of Crime: Evidence from Scandinavia
|Author:||Bc. Michaela Hocková|
|Year:||2022 - summer|
|Leaders:|| Mgr. Roman Kalabiška
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||This thesis examines how various macroeconomic and demographic indicators
infuence criminality in Scandinavian countries, taking into account existing
literature on the determinants of crime in other regions. Using a combination
of the vector error correction model and basic panel data techniques, several
important fndings are extrapolated both on cross-country and regional levels.
Unemployment, infation and divorces infuence the number of homicides and
sexual crimes positively but property ofences negatively. Criminality in Scandinavia is also negatively related to average age and positively to population
density. The importance of individual analyses for diferent global regions and
crime types before the implementation of crime reduction policies is highlighted.