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Criminality in the Czech Repulic

Author: Bc. Barbora Doležalová
Year: 2019 - summer
Leaders: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík CSc.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 53
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Link: https://is.cuni.cz/webapps/zzp/detail/202084/
Abstract: This thesis aims to analyze factors influencing crime rate in the Czech Republic. From time
immemorial, crime rate has been a part of our society and its impacts do not influence only its
victims but the whole economy as well. The main contribution of this thesis is an econometric
analysis of the most recent panel data of Czech counties from 2010 to 2017. Thanks to this
dataset we identified factors and their significances. For more accurate results we also examined
factors influencing particular crimes – robbery, burglary, rape and murder. By analysis we
found out that unemployment rate is significant factor, however, this factor has negative
relationship with crime rate. This relationship can be described that by increasing
unemployment rate people more care about their belongings, hence, it is harder for criminals to
commit a crime. Positive and significant relationship was found between unemployment and
robbery. Furthermore, results show that the percentage of foreigners is positively significant to
burglary and rape. Therefore, it is important to focus on integration of foreigners into our
society. Moreover, income inequality is positively significant in a rape model and the deterrence
is positively significant as well in a crime rate model.

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