Some Spatial Features of Crime After the Change of the Regime in Hungary Cover Image

A bűnözés néhány térbeli jellemzője a rendszerváltás utáni Magyarországon
Some Spatial Features of Crime After the Change of the Regime in Hungary

Author(s): Antal Tóth, Csaba Patkós
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Központi Statisztikai Hivatal
Keywords: bűnözés; bűncselekmény; bűnelkövető; bűnbefogadó terület; bűnkibocsátó terület; területi különbségek, Magyarország.

Summary/Abstract: In Hungary criminality increased to a great extent after the change of the regime, followed by stabilization in the first decade of the third millennia, thus creating a new balance position. The volume of registered crime significantly surpasses the level of the socialist era, however, it lags by far behind the peak values of the 1990s. The structure of criminality also changed, with considerable deterioration in security feeling of the population. Significant spatial differences characterize criminality. Both at county and at settlement level areas do not overlap where registered crimes rate is high by place of committal or by perpetrators by place of residence. From this point of view attracting areas for crime can be separated (more advantageously situated areas from socio-economic aspect, large cities, touristic centres, border crossings) from crime breeding areas, where perperators come from (disadvantaged areas, settlements).

  • Issue Year: 52/2012
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 250-263
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian