Title: A Spatial Analysis of Belgian National Crime Records, 2001-2005
Authors: Bircan, Tuba
Hardyns, Wim
Hooghe, Marc #
Issue Date: 2009
Host Document: Proceedings of the Conference on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics pages:245-254
Conference: "New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics" (NTTS) of Eurostat location:Brussels, Belgium date:18-20 February 2008
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the occurence of criminal acts at the community level in Belgium for the 2001-2005 period. Multivariate analysis shows that income levels do not have a significant effect on the occurence of property crime, violent crime or homicide. Rather unemployment figures prove to be the strongest determinant of crime rates in general. Contrary to what has been shown by US research, we did not detect any patterns for homicide, an act that seems to be randomly spread across the territory.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
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