Socio Economic and Demographic Determinants of Crimes: A Panel Data Analysis
Author: Hamid Maqsood

Crimes are one of the most harmful social problems throughout the world which are affiliated with mankind till the life had started on this earth. Scholars have been found many justifications about the variations in committing crimes and suggest that the topic of crime is one of the most important research areas within the field of economics. This study explores those factors which force an individual to involve in any illegal activity, so called crime. The impact of inflation, unemployment, wage rate, population and GDP on total crime, property crime, violent crime and all types of crime separately is examined by taking the panel dataset from the range 1995 to 2010 of fourteen selected nations from east, west, north and south Asia. The GMM is used as estimation technique. The key finding of the study is that inflation unemployment and population growth guide the mix results against crime rate, however, wage rates decrease crime rate in Asian countries. These important economic and demographic elements consistently become the source of rise in crimes and there is need of the time that to develop a crime free society these economic and demographic factors should seriously deal. Supervisor:- Dr. Attiya Yasmin Javid

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Keywords : GDP, Inflation and GMM, Population, Property Crimes, Total Crimes, Violent Crimes
Supervisor: Attiya Yasmin Javid

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