Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/106484
Authors: 
Bug, Mathias
Meier, Kristina
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Economic Bulletin [ISSN:] 2192-7219 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 13-21
Abstract: 
This report aims to show the distribution of crime in Germany. For this, police crime statistics (polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik - PKS) are treated so that they integrate dark figures (unreported crime) of crime types along with their specific grade of burden. The different treatments are based on own recent survey data. Two major trends are confirmed by both treatment methods: First, there is a northsouth divide, with the northern regions experiencing a far higher risk of crime. Second, rural/urban differences can be accounted for by the higher levels of everyday crime that affect citizens of towns and cities. These slight differences and changes are more evident and meaningful in state-to-state comparisons rather than looking at Germany as a whole.
Subjects: 
security
crime
indicator
home affairs
police
federalism
inner security
thread
crime statistics
police statistics
JEL: 
K14
R19
H56
H77
Document Type: 
Article

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