Property crime in the South Caucasus

Published: 13 July 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/8zhm255378.1
Egnate Shamugia, Tamar Ketsbaia


Among property crimes, three main types- robbery, burglary and theft, and, accordingly, their clear-up rate are discussed. The data source on crime is the annual reports published by the official statistics offices of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia ( ; ; ). In the case of Georgia, additionally, the data for the years 1997-2012 were requested from the Ministry of Internal Affairs ( ). Data on the number of prisoners, real wages, divorce rates and urbanisation were also obtained from the mentioned sources. Other demographic variables - total population, age and gender are obtained from the database prepared by the UN Population Division ( ). Changes in the consumer prices index and the GDP per capita (at constant prices, PPP) are from the WEO database of the International Monetary Fund ( ). The employment rate and education level are from the databases of the International Labor Organisation and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics ( ; ).



Economics, Criminology