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Тенденции на престъпността в България: полицейска статистика и виктимизационни изследвания
Crime Trends in Bulgaria: Police Statistics and Victimization Surveys

Author(s): Tihomir Bezlov, Philip Gounev, Alexander Stoyanov, Maria Yordanova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Sociology, Applied Sociology, Evaluation research, Studies in violence and power, Victimology, Penal Policy
Published by: Център за изследване на демокрацията
Summary/Abstract: The report uses a crime victimization survey as an alternative analytical tool to make an independent assessment of the crime situation in Bulgaria for the period 2001–2004. The crime victimization survey polls people’s experiences with crime. Unlike official government crime statistics, the regular crime victimization surveys help the police and government authorities, as well as the public to understand: • whether the official police crime data reflect the real crime rate and crime trends; • the volume of the unreported crime; • the reasons victims do not report crimes to the police; • whether the police avoids registering reported crimes; • the profile of the social groups that are most at risk of falling victims to crime.

  • Print-ISBN-10: 954-477-125-5
  • Page Count: 44
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: Bulgarian