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NCJ Number: 135990 Find in a Library
Title: Comparative Analysis of Crime: Estonia, the Other Baltic Republics, and the Soviet Union
Journal: International Criminal Justice Review  Volume:1  Dated:(1991)  Pages:69-92
Author(s): A Leps
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 24
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Crime rates between the various republics of the former Soviet Union, namely Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and the rest of the Baltic region are compared.
Abstract: A long-term comparison is complicated by several factors: the range of behaviors defined as criminal by criminal law, the different statistical methods used to analyze crime, the methods of registration, changes in criminal law, and the intensity with which law and order bodies conscientiously record crime. The types of crime considered in this analysis include murder and attempted murder, infliction of grave bodily injury, rape, hooliganism, robbery with and without violence, theft, fraud, embezzlement, and profiteering. A thorough assessment of the condition, rate, dynamics, and structure of crime in the Republic of Estonia is followed by an analysis of crime in the five distinct socioeconomic districts of The Republic. The analysis is then expanded to include a comparison of crime rates and trends between the various Baltic republics. A concluding section notes regional differences in crime in the Soviet Union. 14 tables and 9 references
Main Term(s): Crime patterns; Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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