Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/192108
Authors: 
Aasness, Jørgen
Eide, Erling
Skjerpen, Terje
Year of Publication: 
1994
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers No. 124
Publisher: 
Statistics Norway, Research Department, Oslo
Abstract: 
A behavioural model of crime is developed and applied to panel data on the number of crimes and clear-ups for the 53 police districts in Norway for the period 1970-78. Data on both total crime and on 12 different types of crime is employed. The model consists of behavioural relations of the offenders and the police, and of measurement relations allowing for random and systematic errors in the registered crimes and clear-ups. A theoretical analysis reveals that the model is identified under certain conditions, and our empirical analysis supports the hypothesis that these conditions are satisfied. Detailed empirical results on deterrence elasticities and other structural parameters are presented.
Subjects: 
Economics of crime
deterrence
equilibrium models
panel data
latent variables
measurement errors.
JEL: 
C33
C51
K14
Document Type: 
Working Paper
Document Version: 
Digitized Version

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