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Estimation of offending and co-offending using available data with model support
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
2007 (English)In: The Journal of mathematical sociology, ISSN 0022-250X, E-ISSN 1545-5874, Vol. 31, no 1, 1-46 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Police data under-report the numbers of crimes and of offenders, the numbers of offenders participating in individual criminal incidents (incident sizes) and the numbers of incidents in which individual offenders participate (offender activity). Criminal participation in incidents is a concept that underlies and unifies all of these phenomena, so that the numbers of incidents and of offenders, and incident size distributions and offender activity distributions, can all be derived from the criminal participation matrix. Two related probability models are presented that permit the estimation of numbers of incidents and offenders, incident size distributions, offender activity distributions, and co-offending distributions, from police-reported crime data, and data on the reporting of crime to police. The models are estimated, using data from the Canadian Uniform Crime Reporting Survey and national victimization surveys for the period 1995 - 2001.

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2007. Vol. 31, no 1, 1-46 p.
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co-offending, criminal participation matrix, estimation of incident size, estimation of offender activity, models of incident reporting, models of offender identification, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey
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Probability Theory and Statistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57515DOI: 10.1080/00222500601011423ISI: 000242971600001OAI: diva2:416235
authorCount :2Available from: 2011-05-11 Created: 2011-05-11 Last updated: 2011-05-11Bibliographically approved

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