— In order to corporate both crime frequency and its seriousness, crime rates are weighted by their legal punishment, which is years in prison. Using panel data of all provinces in Thailand during 2007-2011, a fixed effect model of crime equation is estimated. The findings show that police clear-up crime rate, number of illegal immigrant workers, number of monks, number of tourists, and national educational-test scores are determinants of crime.
— Panel data, Thailand, weighted crime rate.
Arunee Punyasavatsut is with the Department of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Arunee Punyasavatsut, " Determinants of the Weighted Crime Rate in Thailand," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 161-165, 2016.