Macroeconomic Determinants of Crime: Evidence from India

12 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2017  

Zhen Cui

California State University, Los Angeles

Devika Hazra

California State University, Los Angeles

Date Written: July 18, 2017

Abstract

This paper uses data from 1991–2015 to examine the relationship between crime, GDP per capita, inflation, and unemployment rate in India. The Johansen cointegration test confirms the presence of cointegration relationship between the variables. The Toda-Yamamoto Granger causality test suggests that all the macroeconomic variables can significantly affect the crime level in India, and vice versa.

Keywords: Crime; Macroeconomic Conditions; GDP per Capita; Inflation; Unemployment; India

JEL Classification: K42; J11

Suggested Citation

Cui, Zhen and Hazra, Devika, Macroeconomic Determinants of Crime: Evidence from India (July 18, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3005019

Zhen Cui

California State University, Los Angeles ( email )

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
United States

Devika Hazra (Contact Author)

California State University, Los Angeles ( email )

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
United States

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