It has been attempted by using an econometric pattern and integrated data, like
cross-section and time-series (panel data), and attempted to examine the economic
factors of crimes (homicide and larceny) within 26 provinces of the country for a
five years period (1996-2001).
The research findings reveal that variables like unemployment rate, income
inequality and industrialization are among the most important and with great impact
on larceny across the country in this period. At the same time it is argued that
increase in industrialization rate has decreased the rate of larceny.
According to the findings, Industrial development, fair distribution of income,
decreasing unemployment rate and relative poverty are among the most important
policy implications in reducing the rate of crime throughout the country.
JEL Classification: K14, K,19.