Property crime in the South Caucasus
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 (https://www.geostat.ge/en ; https://www.armstat.am/en/ ; https://www.stat.gov.az/?lang=en ). In the case of Georgia, additionally, the data for the years 1997-2012 were requested from the Ministry of Internal Affairs ( https://police.ge/en ). 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 (https://population.un.org/wpp/ ). 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 (https://www.imf.org/en/data ). The employment rate and education level are from the databases of the International Labor Organisation and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (https://ilostat.ilo.org/ ; http://uis.unesco.org/ ).