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Brottsligheten i Sverige: En statistisk studie ur ett socioekonomiskt perspektiv

Stenberg, Jonas LU and Olsson, Christoffer LU (2013) STAH11 20122
Department of Statistics
Abstract
Earlier studies in other countries have found that inequity and social economic factors influence crime. We examine if the same influence could be found in Sweden. Through a multiple regression we analyze material from Sweden’s 290 municipalities.
The dependent variable is measured through reported acts of violent crime since this reflects the total crime rate better than other possible measurements.
Our results show that social economic factors indeed are an important indicator of crime in Sweden. Inequity, income and social benefits all affect the municipalities’ crime rates in economic terms.
We also conclude that health and age affect the level of crime through that a high level of poor health and a low average aged population... (More)
Earlier studies in other countries have found that inequity and social economic factors influence crime. We examine if the same influence could be found in Sweden. Through a multiple regression we analyze material from Sweden’s 290 municipalities.
The dependent variable is measured through reported acts of violent crime since this reflects the total crime rate better than other possible measurements.
Our results show that social economic factors indeed are an important indicator of crime in Sweden. Inequity, income and social benefits all affect the municipalities’ crime rates in economic terms.
We also conclude that health and age affect the level of crime through that a high level of poor health and a low average aged population increase the crime rate. In contrast to what is expected municipalities’ with a high proportion of females have a higher crime rate. We argue that the result can be derived to a higher proportion of females in metropolitan areas.
Further, immigration and separations shown influence in the model. Municipalities’ with a high proportion of immigrants and a high proportion of children with separated parents have more crimes committed per capita. Based on these results we request measures against crime through social reforms. (Less)
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author
Stenberg, Jonas LU and Olsson, Christoffer LU
supervisor
organization
course
STAH11 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
brott, våldsbrott, kommuner, socioekonomisk, ojämlikhet
language
Swedish
id
3514483
date added to LUP
2013-03-12 09:07:05
date last changed
2013-03-12 09:07:05
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  abstract     = {Earlier studies in other countries have found that inequity and social economic factors influence crime. We examine if the same influence could be found in Sweden. Through a multiple regression we analyze material from Sweden’s 290 municipalities.
The dependent variable is measured through reported acts of violent crime since this reflects the total crime rate better than other possible measurements.
Our results show that social economic factors indeed are an important indicator of crime in Sweden. Inequity, income and social benefits all affect the municipalities’ crime rates in economic terms.
We also conclude that health and age affect the level of crime through that a high level of poor health and a low average aged population increase the crime rate. In contrast to what is expected municipalities’ with a high proportion of females have a higher crime rate. We argue that the result can be derived to a higher proportion of females in metropolitan areas.
Further, immigration and separations shown influence in the model. Municipalities’ with a high proportion of immigrants and a high proportion of children with separated parents have more crimes committed per capita. Based on these results we request measures against crime through social reforms.},
  author       = {Stenberg, Jonas and Olsson, Christoffer},
  keyword      = {brott,våldsbrott,kommuner,socioekonomisk,ojämlikhet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Brottsligheten i Sverige: En statistisk studie ur ett socioekonomiskt perspektiv},
  year         = {2013},
}